I’m sure I’m not alone in my love for Wreck-It Ralph, which I firmly believe is one of the best animated films in recent memory, so it would make sense that, in a day and age in which everything gets a sequel, the arcade-inspired movie would follow suit. Well, apparently, they’ve already begun working on the sequel! Henry Jackman, who composed the first film (and more recently, Captain America: The Winter Soldier), broke the news, saying that “a story is indeed being written,” but that not much else is known yet. He goes on to plug the movie his interview with Collider, and says that it would be “remiss of them” to leave the Wreck-It Ralph film as a standalone.
I did [hear about a Wreck-It Ralph sequel], 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. 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. Rich [Moore], the director, actually got involved in the writing. There was another writer [Phil Johnston]. 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.
It’s not a stance I usually take– if I really like a set of characters, and there seems to be more to do with them, I want to see what that “more” is (looking at you, Twin Peaks)– but I really didn’t think that there would be a sequel to Wreck-It Ralph, and don’t think it needs one at all. What else can be done with Ralph, Felix, or Vanellope? The movie wrapped up every story in a perfect little bow, and it would be a shame to tear that apart for a subpar story built for the sole purpose of milking established characters.
What do you think? Can you see a reason to make a sequel to Wreck-It Ralph, other than the fact that the first was so good? Let us know!