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"Wrech-It Ralph 2" now has an official title, and director Rich Moore teases more details on the sequel's plot.
Empire confirmed that the "Wreck-It Ralph" sequel's official title is "Ralph Breaks The Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2." It's a rather long title, but gives a hint at what viewers can expect from Ralph's next adventure.
The sequel will bring back the core characters from the first film, including Ralph (John C. Reilly), Vanellope (Sarah Silverman), Fix-It Felix (Jack McBrayer and Sergeant Calhoun (Jane Lynch). It is likely however that King Candy/Turbo will return in the sequel as the characters died in the previous film.
This time, the characters are going to explore a larger digital world-the Internet! "To take these characters we love and have them enter the enormous world of the internet has given us so much to explore," director Rich Moore teased. "Our production team has been hard at work designing a world that takes something we all think we know - the Internet - but shows it in a whole new, imaginative way."
Speaking to Collider, Moore said that "Wreck-It Ralph 2" will take place in present time, just like its predecessor. As the title suggests, the movie will focus more on the Internet and less about arcade games, which was the basic premise in the first movie.
The 2012 "Wreck-It Ralph" movie had tons of cameo appearances from iconic video game characters including Q*bert, Street Fighter's Ryu, Ken and M. Bison, and Sonic the Hedgehog. For the sequel, fans can expect more cameo appearances as well.
"Hopefully it will be an easier task to line up some cameos and other video game stars," Moore said about tapping video game companies.
The movie has been in production for two years, and Moore said that he's currently working on the "story process" for the film. "We're boarding the movie. We've been doing that since around the time that 'Zootopia' was released. So we're right in the thick of storyboarding the film right now," he added.
"Ralph Breaks The Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2" is set to open in theaters on March 9, 2018.