Wreck-It Ralph is officially getting a sequel. The voice actor behind Ralph, John C. Reilly, has signed on for the forthcoming Disney film, which is reportedly called Wreck-It Ralph 2. Plot details haven’t been revealed yet, but we heard that Mario may be making an appearance in some way, shape or form. The first Wreck-It Ralph was released in 2012 and features a number of well-known villains, including Nintendo’s Bowser and Sega’s Doctor Eggman.
This is nothing but a big rumour at present, but it’s certainly worth mentioning. Twitter user Jenny Pratt recently attended Wondercon and mentioned that she had heard rumours that the Disney team behind Wreck it Ralph were interested in making an animated movie based on Banjo Kazooie. The team at Disney are apparently hoping to have the movie out around 2018/2019. We know that Phil Spencer has talked about utilising Rare’s IP so this would be a good start. Who knows?
Rich Moore, the director behind the popular Disney film Wreck-It Ralph, has announced that he really wants Mario to star in the film, if they are lucky enough to be able to create a sequel. Moore says that he would have loved to have Mario in the original, but they just couldn’t find room for him in the film. Wreck-It Ralph is currently out in UK Cinemas.
“If we’re lucky enough to have a sequel then we’ll create that moment that’s perfect for [Mario].”
“Over the course of developing the story I was always looking for the perfect moment or scene to include Mario.”
“But it had to be organic, it had to feel like [the scene] was made for him and unfortunately as we were developing the story that moment never made itself clear.”
On February 12th, in North America, the high definition digital copy – in both 2D and 3D – will be released. However, physical releases of the film will not hit stores until March 5th.
Rich Moore wants Nintendo’s no. 1 mascot, Mario, in the sequel to Disney’s Wreck-It Ralph. Moore is the director of Wreck-It Ralph, so this practically confirms that Mario will make an appearance in the film’s inevitable sequel – if Nintendo approves, of course. Moore is confident that he and his team will conceive a good role for the gaming icon.
“We’ll really come up with something good for Mario to do [in the next film]. To be able to present him in the sequel, would be great”.
Disney has released the second trailer for its upcoming movie that’s all about video game characters, Wreck-It Ralph. Toward the beginning of the trailer, you’ll notice that a Pac-Man arcade is next to the Wreck-It Ralph arcade. Sega mascot Sonic the Hedgehog makes an appearance at the Game Central Station. Nintendo villain Bowser is also in the trailer and is seen holding the hand of Russian Street Fighter Zangief while reciting the “Bad Guy Affirmation.” Wreck-It Ralph will hit theaters November 2nd.
Wreck It Ralph director Rich Moore and producer Clark Spencer admitted that they came across a few minor problems when collaborating with Nintendo, Sega and Capcom for the forthcoming Disney film. Moore says that Nintendo originally said that their version of Bowser was far too small, so they asked the production team to rectify this.
“We did have kind of a check-in process, where we would show them the footage and say, ‘What do you think? Is it good?’ At one point, [Nintendo] said, ‘Bowser’s much bigger than that. He’s way bigger than Zangief.’ We were like, ‘Okay, we’ll make him bigger. How’s that?’ They’d say, ‘Yes, that’s good — but he wouldn’t drink his coffee like that. He wouldn’t make that mouth.’ [Laughs] Of course, then people from Sega said, ‘Well, Doctor Robotnik is bigger.’ [Laughs] They wanted their characters bigger and bigger. We were going to end up with these giants in a room, with Ralph as this little guy…”