Disney Plans 'Wreck-It Ralph' Sequel for 2018

Wreck It Ralph John C Reilly Still H 2016

Director Rich Moore and writer Phil Johnston will reteam for the follow-up to the 2012 video game-inspired animation.

Walt Disney Animation is gonna wreck-it … again!

The studio has unveiled a sequel to Wreck-It Ralph that is set to hit theaters March 9, 2018. 

Wreck-It Ralph director Rich Moore and screenwriter Phil Johnston made the announcement Thursday via a Facebook Live video on the Disney page.

Also on hand for the big reveal was Wreck-It Ralph star John C. Reilly. "We are announcing Wreck-It Ralph? But I already announced that by accident," said the actor in the video while wearing imitation Ralph hands. "Yes, several times," replied Moore. 

In the 2012 original, Reilly played Ralph, the misunderstood villain in an eight-bit video game who decides to change his persona and become the "good guy." Reilly and Sarah Silverman, who played the wise-cracking Vanellope von Schweetz, will both return for the follow-up.

Moore and Johnston, who also worked together on Walt Disney's last animation release, Zootopia, will co-write and co-direct the Wreck-It Ralph sequel.

Although they did not reveal plot or character details in the video announcement, in an interview with Collider, Moore talked about how the next pic will see Ralph break the internet. 

Walt Disney Animation will next release Moana, the South Pacific-set adventure story about a young Polynesian girl and the ancient demi-god Maui, which hits theaters Nov. 23. 

Following Moana will be the release of the Wreck-It Ralph sequel. The studio's Jack and the Beanstalk retelling Gigantic was originally set open on Ralph's March 9, 2018 date, but it has now been moved back and will bow in theaters on Nov. 21, 2018.