Wreck-It Ralph director Rich Moore, scribe Phil Johnston, and John C. Reilly announced today on Facebook that a sequel is in the works to the Disney 2012 feature toon. The second installment of the video game romp that nods to the 8-bit ’80s will be released on March 9, 2018. Wreck It Ralph grossed $471.2M at the global box office and was nominated for best animated feature at the Oscars and the Golden Globes.
This time around, Ralph is wrecking the Internet. The folks behind the first film are reteaming on the sequel, including Moore, who will write and direct with Johnston — who co-wrote the original — and producer Clark Spencer. Reilly and Sarah Silverman reprise their respective voice roles as Ralph and Vanellope von Schweetz.
“From the moment we started working on the first Wreck-It Ralph, we knew there were so many possibilities with these characters,” said Moore, who has been developing it since shortly after the release of the first film, and while directing Disney’s current $1 billion-plus grossing and critically acclaimed Zootopia with Byron Howard. “This time, Ralph’s wrecking wreaks havoc on the web, as only he can do. Characters we loved in the first film are back, and we are ecstatic to be working with them — and the actors who voice them — once again.”