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Wreck-It Ralph 2 is Already in the Works

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Disney’s Wreck-It Ralph was arguably one of the best animated features this year, topping even Pixar’s animated epic Brave — both in terms of critical acclaim and profit. In fact, Wreck-It Ralph grossed over $200 million worldwide in the span of just two months, which is very impressive. So, given how profitable the whole affair is, it would make sense for Disney to release a sequel, which is exactly what might happen in the near future — according to director Rich Moore and the film’s stars John C. Reilly and Sarah Silverman.

For those of you who have not seen this wonderful film, Wreck-It Ralph follows the story of the titular arcade game villain (voiced by John C. Reilly) on his journey to abandon his villainous role in the game Fix-It Felix, Jr. and become a hero. To achieve that, he travels between games in the arcade and faces many formidable challenges.

In the Moviehole’s interview with the creators of Wreck-It Ralph, Moore, Reilly, and Silverman all confirmed that they would like to make a sequel. “The movie made 150 million dollars in eleven days. It broke the box-office record for Disney animated movies on opening weekend,” said Reilly. “If that’s any indication that we’ll be doing a sequel… I bet we’ll be doing a sequel.”

Of course, none of this is exactly official, but there is definitely a lot of enthusiasm for the sequel from the creators of the original feature, which makes it very likely that we will be seeing a sequel soon.

In fact, Moore is so confident that he has already tossed around some ideas as to what we may expect from the sequel. For instance, he has expressed strong interest in introducing the character of Mario (from Nintendo’s Mario Bros. games) into the mix. The original Wreck-It Ralph featured such famous video game characters as Sonic, Bowser, and Pac-Man, so bringing Mario in for the next one would not be a stretch at all. “We’ll really come up with something good for Mario to do,” said Moore. “To be able to present him in the sequel would be great.”

So, as you can tell, Moore is very interested in coming back to direct the sequel. “I love the group, I’d be crazy to ask someone else to take the reins,” said Moore.

Let’s just hope Disney would back them up on this one because it definitely looks like a project worth doing.

By: Taras Trofimov

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