Have ‘Wreck-It Ralph 2′ Plot Details Emerged?
Since the first film was such a big hit (and an Oscar nominee, to boot), we're not surprised that we're already hearing about 'Wreck-It Ralph 2.' The Disney Animation Studios film rode its "Toy Story With Video Games" premise all the way to a $428 million international gross and did so while actually being a good movie, which is easier said than done. With 'Wreck-It Ralph' hitting DVD and Blu-ray next week, the sequel rumblings have started, courtesy of director Rich Moore.
In an interview to promote the upcoming home release, Hypable asked Moore if there were multiple copies of the same arcade game cabinets in the world of 'Wreck-It Ralph' and what would happen if the Ralph or Fix-It Felix from one cabinet met another. Although it was seemingly an innocuous question asked out of curiosity, it looks like they may have stumbled onto a component of the in-the-works sequel!
Here's Moore's response:
“That is so funny that you ask that, because I was just talking to John C. Reilly and we were talking about exactly that. Are there other Ralphs? What would happen if another Fix-It Felix, Jr. game was plugged in? Are there other Ralphs that are more contemporary? Is there another version of the game that was made for mobile? Are there those kind of Super Smash Brothers types games where all the characters are gathered in a fighting game? What would that be like for Ralph to come face to face with those different iterations of himself? And it’s created some really cool conversations, so I think that that is so funny you bring up because it’s something we’re playing around with right now.”
When pressed for details, Moore clammed up, saying that discussions are still being had regarding exactly what's going to happen in the sequel (which sounds like the polite way of saying "I can't talk about any of our plans yet!"). However, Moore also says that everyone from the first film is interested in returning and that they're just waiting on the final go-ahead from Disney to move forward. Considering the success of the first film and the truly unlimited possibilities of 'Wreck-It Ralph's' video game world, it would be foolish not make another one, especially if we'll get to hear the great John C. Reilly voice multiple versions of his character.
'Wreck-It Ralph' hits DVD and Blu-ray on March 5, and Oscar nomination or not, Moore will always be that evil SOB who made us weep like little babies with that 'Futurama' dog episode.