John C. Riley will return as Wreck-It Ralph, the protagonist/antagonist (mmm) in a rather sleepy Disney movie. Before seeing Wreck-It Ralph, I had never even heard about the movie. But I immediately fell in love with it after the first time.
The movie is super creative, and while there some great gamer references, it’s not going to leave the video-game novice out in the cold.
None of the other voice-actors, such as Sarah Silverman, Jane Lynch, or Jack McBrayer, have confirmed or passed on a return. Hopefully they all come back. I can’t imagine the movie without any of them, but especially Silverman as the convincingly young Vanellope.
There isn’t much information on the sequel, [but] the film’s director, Rich Moore, has stated that part two will likely find the big-fisted Ralph exploring the worlds of online gaming and console gaming. There have also been discussions with the highly-protective Nintendo to have some of their signature characters (Mario, Luigi, Link, Zelda) share the screen with Ralph & Co.
“We’ll really come up with something good for Mario to do [in the next film],” said Moore.“To be able to present him in the sequel, would be great.” Source
To be completely honest, I am way more excited for this sequel than I was when they confirmed a Frozen 2. Some movies don’t need a second film, especially the Disney “classics” that have the feeling of a bedtime story, wrapped up with an “and they all live Happily Evert After” and a kiss goodnight. The proof? Have you ever seen Mulan 2, or The Little Mermaid II: Return to the Sea? How about Cinderella 2 AND 3?!?!
All awful, in my opinion, of course. The only Disney sequel’s that I could enjoy was The Lion King 1 1/2, and that’s because it wasn’t exactly a sequel, but a re-telling from Timon and Pumba’s point of view. Also, the Toy Story trilogy’s were brilliant, but again, I’m not happy about a fourth installment. I think they did a perfect job ending the saga on the third.
Anyways, creating a Part 2 for Wreck-It Ralph could end up being an all right movie, since the story line lends itself to an appropriate revisiting of the exciting video game world. I’ll keep you updated on the progress. 🙂