Breaking an entire arcade wasn't enough. Ralph's got his sights on the world wide web in Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2 (out Nov. 21, 2018). We're still 10 months away from the release of the highly anticipated sequel, but Disney has given us another look at the animated film on Twitter with both a new photo and synopsis:
"Ralph and Vanellope leave Litwak’s arcade behind, venturing into the uncharted, expansive and thrilling world of the internet — which may or may not survive Ralph’s wrecking."
In terms of the mayhem and, yes, breaking that Ralph (John C. Reilly) caused in the first movie, he may actually break the internet here, like literally make it stop working. And now he's not alone, pairing up with Vanellope von Schweetz (Sarah Silverman), the Sugar Rush racer who was revealed to be a princess after the defeat of King Candy/Turbo (Alan Tudyk).
In the photo above, Vanellope looks excited and ready for an adventure whereas Ralph looks more unsure of himself in this new and fast-paced neon world where information changes every millisecond. Gone are the constants of his comforting video game console, which resets every time someone inserts a quarter to play his game. On the internet, he's out of his element, an '80s relic in the 21st century. Speaking of, it would be cool to have the Stranger Things cast have some voice cameos — maybe Mr. Litwak just installed a Dragon's Lair-esque game?
Surrounding Ralph in the newly released picture are green- and purple-colored individuals who bring to mind the emotions from Pixar's Inside Out (although Wreck-It-Ralph is the creation solely of Disney Animation). The movie takes place six years after the first one and deals with Ralph and Vanellope looking for a replacement piece to fix Sugar Rush after a Wi-Fi router is plugged into the arcade. With the web, there are immense possibilities and we may even get the Mario cameo we were denied in the original Wreck-It Ralph, but to be fair, Fix-It-Felix (Jack McBrayer) is totally inspired by the mustachioed plumber.
Given the success of the first film and its established characters, the sequel will probably have a better depiction of today's rampant internet usage than that of The Emoji Movie (too soon?).
This is the second teaser for the movie after a short video posted on Jan. 1 that showed Ralph bursting through a banner that read "2017," which means we could be close to an actual trailer. Wreck-It Ralph 2 is directed by Rich Moore and Phil Johnston.