In the upcoming Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2 (I’m excited for this movie, but that’s the worst title; they should have called it Super Wreck-It Ralph), Ralph (John C. Reilly) and Venelope (Sarah Silverman) have to travel into the Internet to find a part to fix the broken Sugar Rush video game. At tonight’s panel at D23, the revealed that Ralph and Venelope will be visiting websites including sites for Marvel, Star Wars, and Disney Princesses.
The Disney Princesses bit is especially cool because Disney is bringing all of their princesses together in one movie. Mulan, Elsa, Anna, Snow White, Ariel, at al. are in the movie, and they’re all voiced by their original actresses. There’s also a joke where Merida (Brave) talks, but the other characters note that they can’t understand her because she’s from a different studio. It’s a wry bit of metatexual humor, but it should be a thrill to see these beloved characters bouncing off each other even if it’s only for a bit.
It will also be interesting to see if Wreck-It Ralph 2 takes this approach with other universes. When he stops by the Star Wars website, will Kylo Ren interact with Darth Vader? There’s a lot of freedom to make a lot of pop culture jokes and go places that other Disney movies can’t, so I’m eager to see what they come up with.
The studio also revealed that Taraji P. Henson was on board to play new character, “Yesss”, but we don’t have any details about that character at this time. Additionally, in the footage that was screened for the audience, there were reports that Ralph will be fighting off pop-up ads.
Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2 opens November 21, 2018. The upcoming sequel also features the voices of Jane Lynch and Jack McBrayer.