Wreck-It Ralph was a truly fun film when it came out, showing not only an original video game universe of sorts, but one that felt true and fun. The film featured almost innumerous cameos from video game history including Qbert, Street Fighter, Pac-Man, Sonic the Hedgehog and more.
The sequel has long been rumored, but nothing definitive has been heard in a while. IGN talked director Rich Moore about the film, and wondered if it was still coming. He apparently mouthed “yes”, then said:
“I think the world of that first film is so big and the characters are very rich and I just think that they have more stories in them” he elaborated. “The end of the movie felt like a launching point. It felt like it wouldn’t be straining to tell another story in that world as some films are. To me, I feel like I can definitely see where it would go, and I think the audience kind of felt that way too.”
Now many noticed that Nintendo didn’t have a big presence in the film, including their star character Mario not being in it. According to Moore, Mario is still his most wanted character for the potential sequel:
“In the first one we didn’t have Mario in that movie, so it would be great to have the great Mario in a second one if we did it” Moore explained, adding that a “good relationship with Nintendo” means it’s now not beyond the realms of possibility.
No potential release date for Wreck-It Ralph 2 has been given.