Disney working on Wreck-It Ralph 2

News Simon Brew 7 Apr 2014 - 06:41

Wreck-It Ralph 2 is being developed at Disney, it's now been revealed...

Given that director Rich Moore and his team were very open to the idea of a Wreck-It Ralph sequel around the time of the film's original release, it's been pretty widely assumed that one's on the stove at Disney somewhere. After all, Wreck-It Ralph took nearly $500m worldwide at the cinema box office, and garnered generally very positive reviews.

Walt Disney Animation Studios, however, is hardly known for its sequels. You have to go back to The Rescuers Down Under for the only one on its official line of animated movies (trivia time: Mike Gabriel co-directed The Rescuers Down Under, and was art director on Wreck-It Ralph). However, rumours now persist that we're getting a Frozen 2 as well, so there may be changes afoot.

Right now thought, the first tangible sign that Wreck-It Ralph 2 is on the way has come from composer Henry Jackman. In an interview with him, Collider asked if he'd heard news of a Wreck-It Ralph 2. His answer? "I did, to be honest with you. I can’t tell you more, not because I’m being coy, but I believe that it is officially on the cards. I don’t know any more other than a story is indeed being written".

Well, that's more than we officially knew before. The interesting question is who's writing it? Jennifer Lee co-wrote the first, along with Phil Johnston. Lee then went on to pen and co-direct Frozen, and that's a rollercoaster she's only just beginning to step off. Is she back on Ralph duties? Time will tell. But it seems, one way or another, Wreck-It Ralph 2 is edging closer...

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