By Travis Martin
After releasing in 2012 to acclaim, Disney‘s “Wreck-It Ralph” is finally getting a sequel. It was announced via Facebook by director Rich Moore, scriptwriter Phil Johnston, and the voice of Ralph, John C. Reilly,that the animated film about arcade games will get a second outing. Moore had been working the sequel, but had to wait until his other project, “Zootopia,“ had been released.
“From the moment we started working on the first “Wreck-It Ralph,” we knew there were so many possibilities with these characters,” Moore told Deadline. “This time, Ralph’s wrecking wreaks havoc on the web, as only he can do. Characters we loved in the first film are back, and we are ecstatic to be working with them — and the actors who voice them — once again.”
Besides Reilly, the previous “Wreck-It Ralph” also had the voice talents of Sarah Silverman as glitchy racer Vanellope von Schweetz of Sugar Rush, Jack McBrayer as Fix-It Felix, Jr., the star of the game Fix-It Felix, Jr., and Jane Lynch as Sergeant Tamora Jean Calhoun from Hero’s Duty. The film is best known for using old 80s arcade and retro characters within the film, such as Qbert, Sonic the Hedgehog, Zangief from Street Fighter, and even a Ghost from Pac-Man. Currently, March 9, 2018 will be the release date.