Lucasfilm Didn’t Want ‘Wreck-It Ralph 2’ Making Fun of Kylo Ren
“Wreck-It Ralph 2” directors Rich Moore and Phil Johnston recently revealed to IGN they planned to include a Kylo Ren gag in the sequel, but it was Lucasfilm that turned the moment down.
“At one point we had a joke about Kylo Ren being kind of a spoiled child,” Moore said. “We went to Lucasfilm and said, here’s what we’re doing. And they said, well, we’d prefer that you don’t show him as a spoiled child. You know, he is our villain, and we’d prefer you don’t do that. So we were respectful of that.”
While the directors were more than willing to listen to Lucasfilm, they did express some disappointment in not being able to include the Kylo Ren joke in the finished movie. The whole point of including real characters from pervious Disney films in “Wreck-It Ralph 2” is to “honor who these character are” by taking “playful jabs” at them. It’s all in good fun, as Moore and Johnston explained.
“It’s really loving satire that we’re doing,” the filmmakers said. “Mostly at our own expense, with our jobs!”
“Wreck-It Ralph 2” arrives in theaters next month, a full six years after the original opened in theaters.