Disney has announced Wreck-It Ralph will be getting a sequel. Rich Moore and Phil Johnston are on board to direct the film. John C. Reilly is returning to voice the lead character. The first film grossed more than $470 million in 2012. Moore said of the coming project:
“From the moment we started working on the first ‘Wreck-It Ralph,’ we knew there were so many possibilities with these characters. 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.”
“Ralph is a character very near and dear to my heart. I’m really looking forward to playing the big lug again. Making the first ‘Wreck-It Ralph’ was one of the most special experiences I’ve ever had and I’m really looking forward to bringing him back to life. So many kids I’ve met all over the world are excited to see him again, too. They tell me all the time!”
Wreck-It Ralph 2 is schedules to hit theaters March 9, 2018. This release date was previously the slot for Gigantic, a film loosely based on Jack and the Beanstalk. That film will now hit theaters Nov. 21, 2018.