2012's Wreck-It Ralph aimed directly at the hearts of kids and kids-at-heart alike. The foundation was a mix and match of retro video games -- maximum nostalgia. The main character, Ralph, was a huggable goof voiced by John C. Reilly of Step Brothers fame. Skrillex provided the soundtrack (hey, kids need to learn about EDM from somewhere). No surprise: The Disney animated movie made over $471 million. Almost instantly, fans asked, "sequel?" Because Disney is a mega-corporation, there was no reply. Damn you, capitalistic monolith!
Whoa, don't go all Ralph on the institution. The boys and girls upstairs heard the call. Wreck-It Ralph 2 is headed to theaters in 2018.
Rich Moore, a Simpsons alum who made his feature debut on the original movie, said in a statement that a sequel was always in the cards. “From the moment we started working on the first ‘Wreck-It Ralph,’ we knew there were so many possibilities with these characters,” said the director. There were pressing obligations: before tackling a second Wreck-It Ralph, Moore had to helm this year's Zootopia. Now he's in the works on the next movie.