Ralph and Vanellope journey to the world wide web in a new image and synopsis from Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2. Disney's animation department found a new hit in 2012 with the release of Wreck-It Ralph. While it may not fit the typical idea of a video game movie, Wreck-It Ralph dived deep into the history of gaming to tell a wild story. Starring John C. Reilly as Ralph, Sarah Silverman as Vanellope, and Jack McBrayer (Fix-It Felix), the heartfelt film was a critical hit, making it no surprise when sequel talks began.
As evident by the title, Wreck-It Ralph 2 will take the animated video game characters into the internet. The exact reason for such an adventure was not clear before, only that they would be joined by a new character voiced by Taraji P. Henson named Yesss. We now know the catalyst for Ralph and Vanellope's next adventure, and have gotten a fresh look at one of the movie's setting to go with it.
Disney released an official synopsis for Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2 that reveals that Ralph and Vanellope journey into the internet in order to save Sugar Rush (again) in the sequel. Along with the release of the synopsis, Disney also unveiled the first photo from the animated sequel. The image, which looks like concept art and not an actual still from the movie (unless they changed the animation style), shows Ralph and Vanellope interacting with the citizens of the internet, and only one of our heroes appears to be enjoying themselves. See the photo below, followed by the synopsis:
"Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2" leaves Litwak's video arcade behind, venturing into the uncharted, expansive and thrilling world of the internet - which may or may not survive Ralph's wrecking. Video game bad Ralph (voice of John C. Reilly) and fellow misfit Vanellope von Schweetz (voice of Sarah Silverman) must risk it all by traveling to the world wide web in search of a replacement part to save Vanellope's video game, Sugar Rush. In way over their heads, Ralph and Vanellope rely on the citizens of the internet - the netizens - to help navigate their way, including a website entrepreneur named Yesss (voice of Taraji P. Henson), who is the head algorithm and the heart and soul of trend-making website "Buzztube."
The synopsis doesn't reveal too much in terms of new information, but it does reveal how the plot is set into motion. Based on both character's motives in the first movie, it is quite understandable why they would both risk it all to save Sugar Rush - and possible Litwak's in the process. What isn't clear is what Fix-It Felix and and his new bride Sergeant Calhoun (Jane Lynch) will be up to in the sequel. They may wind up playing a smaller role in the film than they did in the first Wreck-It Ralph, but time will tell whether that proves to be the case or not.
As we wait for the first trailer to drop for Wreck-It Ralph 2, some of the other previously revealed details should help keep fans excited. One of the biggest takeaways from D23 was a glimpse at a scene featuring several Disney princesses - all voiced by their original actresses. There was also confirmation that Disney will dip into their two biggest franchises too, as Marvel and Star Wars characters are set to appear in the Wreck-It Ralph sequel.
Ralph Breaks the Internet doesn't hit theaters until November, so it should be awhile still before the film's marketing gets fully up and running. In the meantime though, here's looking forward to Ralph interacting with the many wacky denizens of the wild, wild 'Net.
- Ralph Breaks the Internet/Wreck-It Ralph 2 (2018) release date: Nov 21, 2018