Wreck-It Ralph Sequel Planned

Composer Henry Jackman reveals 8-bit follow-up is in the works.

Wreck It Ralph

Rumour has it that Disney are planning a sequel to their hit animation, Wreck-It Ralph.

Composer Henry Jackman, who wrote the original movie's score, revealed that a follow-up is in development in an interview with Collider.

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“I can’t tell you more, not because I’m being coy, but I believe that it is officially on the cards,” he said.

“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.

“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.”

Featuring voice talent from John C Reilly, Sarah Silverman and Jane Lynch, the 2012 film saw the titular Ralph, a video game character fed up of his mean and destructive purpose, on a quest to eschew his villainous roots and become a hero.

Speaking to Hypable last year, director Rich Moore revealed he already had an idea in mind for the sequel.

“What would happen if another Fix It Felix, Jr. game was plugged in?” he pondered.

“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 Bros 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?”

The movie grossed $189 million in North America, and $281 million internationally. Disney’s next animation will see a group of superheroes recruited by the government to protect the nation in Big Hero 6, due to hit UK cinemas in February 2015.