Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2 will give us a real trailer on Thursday.

News Joseph Baxter

Feb 28, 2018

Disney’s 2012 animated video game love letter hit Wreck-It Ralph has been teasing fans with a prospective sequel for a few years. While last year, the project did provide a specific 2018 date to mark on calendars, it appears that the most substantial reveal in its actual title had remained a secret – until Disney recently unveiled the sequel’s intriguing title: Ralph Breaks the Internet.

Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2 will, as the title implies, see John C. Reilly’s formerly-villainous quasi-Donkey Kong video game character expand his horizons in a digital matrix beyond his arcade cabinet home, heading to the Internet itself. Of course, his glitch complex-resolved companion Vanellope (Sarah Silverman) will be joining him in this sprawling Wi-Fi-riding journey. Wreck-It Ralph returnees such as Sgt. Calhoun (Jane Lynch), King Candy (Alan Tudyk), Felix (Jack McBrayer) will also be around, along with newcomers in late-night talk show titan James Corden and legendary The Little Mermaid and Toy Story voice actress Jodi Benson for unnamed roles.

Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2 Trailer

Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2 Story

Original Wreck-It Ralph director Rich Moore, who this time co-directs Ralph Breaks the Internet with Phil Johnston, provided some details about the story, stating (via Collider):

“To take these characters we love and have them enter the enormous world of the internet has given us so much to explore. Our production team has been hard at work designing a world that takes something we all think we know – the Internet – but shows it in a whole new, imaginative way.”

Wreck-It Ralph arrived in 2012 brandishing an original concept of a video game villain’s quest for redemption and self-worth away from his perfunctory role, backed by characters from familiar video game properties. The animated film was a smash hit for Disney, raking in $471.2 million globally. While its flashy supporting IP personnel from games like Sonic the Hedgehog, Pac-Man and Street Fighter may have played a part its success, the main cast dynamic was probably the clincher, notably in the relationship between Reilly’s Ralph and Silverman’s Vanellope, which simultaneously tickled funny bones and pulled heart strings. As Moore continued:  

“We’re so excited to be working with Ralph, Vanellope von Schweetz, Fix-It Felix and Sergeant Calhoun again, and we have new characters we look forward to unveiling. At the center of this film, as in the first one, is the relationship between Ralph and Vanellope, two once-outcasts, who in each other, found true friendship.”

Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2 Relasse Date

It was annonced that the sequel, fully titled Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2, will be released on November 21, 2018.