Monday 7 April 2014

Wreck-It Ralph Composer on Sequel: "A Story is Indeed Being Written"

Henry Jackman, who has just recently scored Marvel's buzz-generating Captain America: The Winter Soldier (and who has just been announced as scoring Disney's upcoming Marvel adaptation, Big Hero 6), spoke to Collider recently. One very interesting topic of conversation was the rumoured sequel to 2012's Wreck-It Ralph; the composer, who scored the film, says he thinks the film is "officially on the cards."

Asked on whether he had heard anything about the sequel, Jackman said:
"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." 
He went on to imply that he'd be returning to score Wreck-It Ralph 2, if it does indeed come to fruition.

Director Rich Moore has spoken about what a Ralph 2 might consist of before. "I think it would be great to explore online gaming, home games," he said in one interview. "It was fun to kind of begin it in an arcade, and I think that really tapped into the nostalgia, that that has attached to it. But if we were to do a sequel, I think we need to kind of bring it up to date. So we're working on ideas, should we do one, that would bring it into modern gaming."

In another interview, Moore hinted that a sequel also might involve several Ralphs (√† la Buzz in Toy Story 2, perhaps), positing "What would happen if another Fix It Felix, Jr. game was plugged in? Are there other Ralphs that are more contemporary? Is there another version of the game that was made for mobile? Are there those kind of Super Smash Brothers types games where all the characters are gathered in a fighting game? What would that be like for Ralph to come face to face with those different iterations of himself?" Apparently he'd been discussing it with John C. Reilly (the voice of Ralph), saying, "it’s created some really cool conversations."

Not to mention, the director has also expressed his desires to put Mario and Tron in the sequel.

It may not have been quite as attention-grabbing as last year's Frozen, but Wreck-It Ralph was undoubtedly an absolute hoot (and one of my personal favourite Disney films) and a sequel would be more than welcome!

1 comment:

  1. Yay ! I was a little worried when a lot of upcoming Disney films were hinted at and there was no sign of WiR2.

    I hope this happens, there's a lot of fun things to do in the video game world.