Director Rich Moore Shares New WRECK-IT RALPH 2 Details

Wreck-It Ralph director, Rich Moore, teases new details on the 2018 sequel!

Yesterday it was announced that a sequel to 2012’s Wreck-it Ralph was in the works. Rich Moore talked with Collider on the premise of the movie, possible names, a Tron nod, who will be back, and more.

COLLIDER: From what I understand, sequel’s coming out March of 2018, Ralph breaks the Internet. Let’s start with what year does the film take place in?

RICH MOORE: Well, it will take place in current day. It’ll be just like the first one. So it will be exactly four years, or no, six years after the first Wreck-It Ralph. The current day timeline.

Have you decided to use the title Super Wreck-It Ralph?

MOORE: You know what, it is definitely on the board. Since the day you said that, it was like, that’s a really good title. The one thing is because it’s so about the Internet and less about arcade games, it might not be the perfect fit. But spiritually, it is my favorite frontrunner right now. But I’m not sure if it’s going to make the cut, man. But it’s definitely in the running.

Are you going to manage to get TRON in this movie?

We weren’t able to work it into the first one, and as of right now, I can tell you that there is a nod to TRON. If it will make it to the very end of the process, that’s always part of our journey. But definitely I’m a fan of that game and of those films, so it would be really nice to have it in.

One of the things people loved about the first film were the vintage games and the arcade aspect, so how much of that is still in the sequel or is it Ralph going into the real world or exploring beyond the arcade?

MOORE: Right, and we definitely want to include a lot of that. Because that is a time period of video games that’s really near and dear to my heart, like growing up during that era of arcade games. So we want to represent that, because that’s a big part of our world with the first one, I don’t want to – with the sequel, I’m finding out we don’t want to just do more of the same, but also we don’t want to do something so different that it doesn’t even feel like it’s from the first movie or doesn’t relate to the first one. So we’re really trying to find that balance of how can we have those great kind of references to retro arcade culture but also have it feel that this is also a contemporary world with newer games, newer – everything you can find on the Internet. Or just about everything that can be represented in a family film. [laughs] We’re trying to kind of make that balance of both.

You had a lot of great characters in the first film, which characters can you confirm are coming back?

MOORE: Well, definitely Ralph and Vanellope are back, of course. And our supporting cast is, we are in the process of landing all those people again. If it were up to me, every character would have another scene or a moment because I love all those characters. I think it would be tough to bring King Candy/Turbo back from the dead, because that seemed pretty final, the way he went, but you never know. So, I think it’s looking right now like it’s going to be a big cast. I like making films with interesting characters and with a big, fun cast of different people. So we’re having a really good time of putting together who’s going to come back from the first one and who are the new characters that they’re going to meet.

For the full interview, click HERE.

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