According to composer Henry Jackman, a sequel to 2012’s Wreck-It Ralph is “officially in the works.” Jackman confirmed the news with Collider earlier this week, but was tight-lipped about any details about the upcoming sequel.
Though not one of the most successful Disney animated films recently, Wreck-It Ralph made a solid profit and received mostly decent reviews from critics. Making over $470 million worldwide, a sequel is a no-brainer, but any details regarding cast and potential release date are yet to be announced. The first film starred John C. Reilly as the eponymously named character, as well as comedienne Sarah Silverman and Jack McBrayer.
While discussing his work on his most recent work on Captain America, Jackman was also asked whether he has any details on a possible follow up to Wreck-It Ralph. Though tight-lipped, he did give an indication that work is in progress,
“I don’t know any more other than a story is indeed being written.”
He also stated that he expects to be involved in the second instalment,
“I’d be very surprised not to. I’m not blowing my own trumpet. Forget about the music. Just the movie itself I thought was a fantastically imaginative and creative piece of work.”
My views are very much emulated by Jackman. The first film was a nice idea that was well executed and successful. Although perhaps not the greatest film in Disney’s history, Wreck-It Ralph was somewhat quietly one of the best animated films of 2012, if not the. A final quote from Jackman on the subject sums the reasoning behind the potential sequel up nicely,
“Just as a concept, it would be almost remiss of them not to write another one. It’s a great idea and it’s a great character.”
Are your excited about a potential sequel for Wreck-It Ralph, or are you one of the few that didn’t enjoy the first film? Let us know!