Great news for the many Wreck-It Ralph fans out there, a sequel is officially on the way.
John C. Reilly, the voice of Wreck-It Ralph, had let news of a sequel slip a while back, but now Disney has made it official.
Wreck-It Ralph director Rich Moore is returning at the helm, but will this time be joined by Wreck-It Ralph co-writer Phil Johnston as co-director. Moore, by the way, co-directed Disney’s huge hit Zootopia as well.
Moore, Johnston and Reilly took to Facebook to make the announcement, confirming the basic premise in the process.
“Ralph leaves the arcade and wrecks the Internet,” Reilly said. “What could go wrong?”
Disney hit Twitter with official concept art, which sees our not-so-evil video game villain surrounding by parody billboards; it’s Amazing, not Amazon; it’s Gugle, not Google; and it’s Lub Hub, not…you get the idea.
— Disney (@Disney) June 30, 2016
Wreck-It Ralph pulled in a healthy $US471.2 million at the box office in 2012, earned strong reviews, and was nominated for a Best Animated Feature Oscar.
The sequel is scheduled for U.S. release on March 9, 2018.