Co-directors Rich Moore (who helmed the original) and Phil Johnston (who co-wrote the original) made the announcement on Facebook Live on Thursday, explaining that they actually began thinking about "Wreck-It Ralph 2" as soon as they finished working on the first flick. The follow-up has been in development for several years now, Moore and Johnston said, and now, Disney is ready to officially unveil its plans for the project, and its release date: March 9, 2018.
Reilly later popped up in the announcement video -- sporting the toy version of his titular character's giant, destructive hands -- to utter his famous catchphrase ("I'm gonna wreck it!"), while also revealing a little bit about the sequel's plot.
"It's top secret, but I'll tell you this much: Ralph leaves the arcade, and wrecks the internet," Reilly announced. "What could go wrong?"
Disney animation also revealed some concept art, which depicts Ralph and Vanellope (Sarah Silverman) towering over a bunch of familiar-sounding sites (though names like Amazing, Buzzaholic, and Gügle are just different enough to distance themselves from their likely real-life inspirations Amazon, BuzzFeed, and Google). Check it out below.
In case you missed the wreck-tacular news: A sequel to Wreck-It Ralph is coming to theatres March 9, 2018! pic.twitter.com/7yhBL7cNRZ
— Wreck-It Ralph (@wreckitralph) June 30, 2016
"Wreck-It Ralph 2" hits theaters on March 9, 2018.
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Arcade-game character Wreck-It Ralph (John C. Reilly) is tired of always being the "bad guy" and losing to his "good guy" opponent, Fix-It Felix (Jack McBrayer). Finally, after decades of seeing all the glory go to Felix, Ralph decides to take matters into his own hands. He sets off on a game-hopping trip to prove that he has what it takes to be a hero. However, while on his quest, Ralph accidentally unleashes a deadly enemy that threatens the entire arcade. Read More