Wreck-It Ralph 2 has been confirmed but through the most unlikeliest of sources – its composer.
Henry Jackman, who also worked on the movie’s score back in 2012, was talking to Collider when he admitted that work on the sequel is already in the early stages of development.
“I can’t tell you more,” Jackman explained. “Not because I’m being coy, but I believe that it is officially on the cards.” He then added, “I don’t know any more other than a story is indeed being written. I’d be very surprised not to. I’m not blowing my own trumpet. Forget about the music.”
Jackman noted that the story for the sequel is rather impressive too, exclaiming, “Just the movie itself I thought was a fantastically imaginative and creative piece of work.”
Wreck-It Ralph starred the vocal efforts of John C Reilly, Sarah Silverman, Jack McBrayer, and Jane Lynch, and went on to gross over $450million at the world-wide box office.
In the past, Rich Moore, has admitted that he has been thinking about plans for a sequel for quite some time, as he believes that the first film hardly scratched the surface of its cinematic universe.
Wreck-It Ralph’s official synopsis reads:
“Wreck-It Ralph longs to be as beloved as his game’s perfect Good Guy, Fix-It Felix. Problem is, nobody loves a Bad Guy.
But they do love heroes… so when a modern, first-person shooter game arrives featuring tough-as-nails Sergeant Calhoun, Ralph sees it as his ticket to heroism and happiness. He sneaks into the game with a simple plan — win a medal — but soon wrecks everything, and accidentally unleashes a deadly enemy that threatens every game in the arcade.
Ralph’s only hope? Vanellope von Schweetz, a young troublemaking “glitch” from a candy-coated cart racing game who might just be the one to teach Ralph what it means to be a Good Guy. But will he realize he is good enough to become a hero before it’s “Game Over” for the entire arcade?”
It’s also been teased that Mario and Tron would make cameos in the proposed follow-up, while Moore has previously mentioned that he wants to expand the gaming universe and explore different avenues.
This would include exploring mobile phones and online gaming, as he noted that it would be “great to work in a story about those types of games that are so prevalent, contemporary and part of today’s culture.”
Wreck-It Ralph’s titular character has since appeared in the Disney Infinity video game since his debut cinematic adventure was released in 2012.
Disney have yet to confirm the film, and if they do then it will be Walt Disney Animations Studios’ first theatrically released sequel since The Rescuers Down Under.
Jackman is regarded as one of Hollywood’s most prestigious composers, and he recently worked on Captain America: The Winter Soldier. He has also provided music for Captain Phillips, X-Men: First Class, G.I. Joe Retaliation and This Is The End.