“Wreck-It Ralph” is getting a sequel, Disney announced this morning via Facebook Live.
Rich Moore, Phil Johnston and John C. Reilly teamed up to announce the news. Moore and Johnston will share directing duties this time around. Moore directed the first film based on a screenplay by Johnston and Jennifer Lee (“Frozen”). Reilly will return to voice the titular character.
Per ComingSoon.net, the first film told the story of Ralph (Reilly), who for decades has been overshadowed by Fix-It Felix, Jr. (Jack McBrayer), the good-guy star of their game who always gets to save the day. Tired of playing the role of a bad guy, Ralph takes matters into his own massive hands and sets off on a journey across the arcade through multiple generations of video games to prove he’s got what it takes to be a hero.
On his quest, Ralph meets tough-as-nails Sergeant Calhoun (Jane Lynch) from the first-person action game Heros Duty, and feisty misfit Vanellope von Schweetz (Sarah Silverman) from the candy-coated cart racing game, Sugar Rush, who may just be his first real friend. But everything changes when a deadly enemy is unleashed, threatening the entire arcade and Vanellope herself.
No word yet on who else may be joining Reilly in reprising their roles. The first film was a massive hit, grossing over $470 million in 2012.
Per the announcement, the sequel will follow Ralph as he “leaves the arcade world and wrecks the internet.”
The “Wreck-It Ralph” sequel is slated to hit theaters March 9, 2018. Stay tuned for more updates.