A promotional photo showing "Wreck-It Ralph."

‘Wreck-It Ralph 2’ happening in 2018, director teases more about upcoming movie

1 July 2016 Entertainment News

Fourth Estate Staff

Hollywood, CA, United States (4E) – The hit Disney movie “Wreck-It Ralph” is getting a sequel as Disney Animation Studios announced the news on Thursday noting that it will be released on March 9, 2018.

The news was delivered by John C. Reilly, the one who voices the main character, alongside directors Phil Johnston and Rich Moore. They appeared on Facebook Live and Reilly shared, "I would like to say the Internet right now, officially, that Disney Animation is making the sequel to Wreck-It Ralph, and it comes out March 2018. March 9, 2018, to be exact." Moore and Johnston worked on the original film as well as the 2016 hit animated film “Zootopia.”

Sarah Silverman is said to come back as Vanellope von Schweetz . It is unclear however if those who were part of the first movie such as Mindy Kaling as Taffyta Muttonfudge , Jane Lynch as Sergeant Tamora Jean Calhoun, JackMcBrayer as Fix-It Felix, Jr . and Alan Tudyk as King Candy will be making a comeback.

Moore also said that there are so many possibilities with the characters from the first film. He teased, "The world of the internet is the perfect place to send Ralph and Vanellope . The scope and scale are so vast and the possibilities for comedy are endless."

As for the time setting, Moore shared in a separate interview that it will take place in current day so it will be six years after the first “Wreck-It Ralph.” He added that they have been working on it for around two years now and started on it right after the first one was released.

Moore was also asked about the possibility of having the arcade aspect on the “Wreck-It Ralph” sequel since much of it was in the first movie. He said, “That’s a big part of our world with the first one, I don’t want to – with the sequel, I’m finding out we don’t want to just do more of the same, but also we don’t want to do something so different that it doesn’t even feel like it’s from the first movie or doesn’t relate to the first one.”

The first “Wreck-It Ralph” flick earned $470 million worldwide.