Ralph 2: All You Need to Know
Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2 leaves Litwak’s video arcade behind, venturing into the uncharted, expansive and thrilling world of the internet – which may or may not survive Ralph’s wrecking. Video game bad guy Ralph and fellow misfit Vanellope von Schweetz must risk it all by traveling to the world wide web in search of a replacement part to save Vanellope’s video game, Sugar Rush. In way over their heads, Ralph and Vanellope rely on the citizen of the internet – the netizens – to help navigate their way, including a website entrepreneur named Yesss, who is the head algorithm and the heart and soul of trend-making site “BuzzTube.”
When he spoke about a sequel back in 2013, director Rich Moore said he wanted to try and work in mobile/casual gaming, and he also liked the idea of bringing in different Wreck-It Ralphs from mobile versions or Super Smash Bros.-esque iterations of the character. He also stated that the cast and crew are open to the sequel, and plans to include Mario and Tron. Henry Jackman later said in 2014 that the sequel’s story is being written.
On July 12, 2015, John C. Reilly confirmed the sequel and announced that he is signed on to reprise his role as Ralph.
The film was officially annouced by Walt Disney Animation Studios on June 30, 2016, with a release date set for March 9, 2018. John C. Reilly and Sarah Silverman were confirmed to be returning to the cast. On April 25, 2017, the film was given a new release date, having been pushed to November of 2018.
In an interview with Collider, Moore confirms that the film had been in development for about two and a half years by the time of its announcement. Development halted when Moore put focus on co-directing Zootopia, though things were set back in motion immediately after production on the film wrapped. Phil Johnston, a writer on the original Wreck-It Ralph, was brought on to co-direct alongside Moore in response to his heavy influence on the first movie.
At the 2017 D23 Expo in Anaheim, California, it was revealed that the Disney Princesses will feature in speaking roles, marking the first time these characters have all interacted on screen, together. Other appearances from both Lucasfilm and Marvel Comics properties were also revealed. Jack McBrayer and Jane Lynch were also confirmed to reprise their roles as Fix-It Felix, Jr. and Sergeant Calhoun, respectively.
Wreck-It Ralph ‘Behind the Scenes’ – Official Featurette
Go behind the scenes of Disney Animation’s ‘Wreck-It Ralph’ with the cast including John C. Reilly, Sarah Silverman and Jack McBrayer
Wreck-It-Ralph Behind the Scenes
Wreck-It Ralph in the Making | Motion Capture Video
I’m Gonna Wreck It! “Wreck-It Ralph” Behind the Scenes
It will be the 52nd animated feature in the Walt Disney Animated Classics series.
Wreck-It Ralph Deleted Scene – Vanellope’s Volcano
Wreck it Ralph – More Behind the Scenes
Interview: Sarah Silverman – “Vanellope von Schweetz”