Disney has put the first teaser footage for Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2 on display at D23, reuniting Ralph and Vanellope for their next adventure. Ralph (John C. Reilly) and Vanellope (Sarah Silverman) first met in Wreck-It Ralph as the destructive lead crossed paths with various video games. The two wound up having an incredibly fun back-and-forth dynamic, which was one of the many reasons for Wreck-It Ralph to be such a big hit. Now five years later, Disney is starting to pull back the curtain on the sequel.
The followup will see the two characters ditch the confines of the arcade, and journey into the World Wide Web. Thanks to Ralph's tendencies, he will somehow "break" the Internet, surely causing mayhem to ensue. What exactly this new twist would bring was unclear, but Disney has finally shown off some footage.
Slashfilm has posted a recording of the footage that is currently on display at D23 and confirmed that what is shown in the teaser (featured at the top of this post) is indeed actual footage from the film. Albeit brief, the footage shown Vanellope and Ralph trapped inside something similar to the gyrospheres from Jurassic World as they travel through the inner workings of the Internet, possibly setting the main storyline of the sequel in motion, in the process.
Whereas Wreck-It Ralph had a catalogue of arcade games to play with, the possibilities are truly endless for Ralph Breaks the Internet. It should be fun to see how the creative team flips the Internet upside down, just as they did with the world of arcades. The arcade had the luxury of simply traveling through the electrical outlets to move from one game to another, but figuring out how to move throughout the Internet could be more challenging, from a visual storytelling perspective. It is very possible that these gyrospheres our lead characters are seen in here are their modes of transportation throughout the film.
With D23 just beginning, more details on Ralph Breaks the Internet could be made available shortly. If the film still had its original early 2018 release date, this would've been one of the movies sure to get a big push at the convention. However, with Ralph Breaks the Internet now slated for Fall 2018, Disney has plenty of time to get audiences acquainted with this sequel. Because of this delay, those interested in the movie should be happy with this brief footage for the time being, before the film's proper marketing push begins in the coming months.