In a time of reboots and remakes, we've come to cringe at the notion of a "sequel": Is it really necessary? Isn't it going to ruin the original? Can we be sure it's driven by a desire to tell a new story, and not just to sell more movie-related merchandise? But when it's the director and one of the writers of Zootopia reuniting after their hit animation #WreckItRalph to write a new chapter of Ralph's adventures, it's clear that sequels can also be pretty damn exciting.
Released in 2012, #Disney's Wreck-It Ralph dove into video games, borrowing characters from popular franchises. The hero, Ralph, is tired of being a villain in his game, and on his quest to turn his life around takes the audience inside a series of video games. So where will the sequel take us? The studio just announced its official title.
The 'Wreck-It Ralph' Sequel Will Be Titled 'Ralph Breaks The Internet'
Disney has announced that the Wreck-It Ralph sequel will be titled Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2 and come out in theaters March 9, 2018. Ralph and Vanellope will return, but the sequel will also introduce a slew of new characters.
With upcoming releases such as The Emoji Movie, it comes as little of a surprise that Ralph's new adventures will take place in the ever-fascinating world wide web. After all, studios should cater to the youths, shouldn't they? Rich Moore, who directed the first film and Zootopia, expressed his excitement at being back on board with Ralph:
To take these characters we love and have them enter the enormous world of the internet has given us so much to explore. Our production team has been hard at work designing a world that takes something we all think we know – the internet – but shows it in a whole new, imaginative way.
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Without a doubt, there's plenty of things online that would give many users a "whole new" perspective on the internet. Perhaps they can include a quirky hint at American ISPs being allowed to sell the data they collect on their users? Or, less grimly, have Ralph meet the poop emoji.
What would you like to see in Wreck-It Ralph 2?
(Source: Entertainment Weekly)