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Disney composer Henry Jackman says 'Wreck-It Ralph' sequel is being planned

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According to Hypable on April 6, Disney composer Henry Jackman mentioned that Walt Disney Studios is planning on a "Wreck-It Ralph" sequel. John C. Reilly did the voice over work for the main character in the original film and now the next story is currently in development. Jackman won't say much more about it because he figures it to be a project already in development.

“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. Rich [Moore], the director, actually got involved in the writing. There was another writer and I can’t remember his name (Editor’s note: it’s Phil Johnston). 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".

The original film based of a video game genre entailed a character attempting to better his reputation. He encounters a slew of nostalgic video game characters in his adventures and the film $189 million in the U.S. and $281 million worldwide.

In lieu of promoting the Blu-ray version of "Wreck-It Ralph", director Richard Moore had mentioned he and Reilly had been intrigued about an idea for the sequel. Thoughts of the character coming into another version or versions of himself in the sequel made for something interesting. Their thoughts on this made it comparable to a portable version of a video game versus a console.

“Are there other Ralphs [in this world we were introduced to in the original]? What would happen if another Fix It Felix, Jr. game was plugged in?” he asked. “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?”

"Wreck-It Ralph" was the 2012 film brought to the audience by Walt Disney Animation which was later followed by "Frozen" last year. Upcoming Disney films to follow are this November's "Big Hero 6" and in 2015 is "Zootopia".