Wreck It

Wreck-It Ralph was a hit, resonating with kids and adults (many of whom could nostalgically enjoy the countless references to classic video games) alike. It was a fun animated adventure, and served as proof that there’s plenty of room in the world of animation for heartwarming and fun movies outside of just Pixar.

The movie earned a total of 1 million worldwide, so the fact that work has already started on Wreck-It Ralph 2 shouldn’t come as too much of a surprise. In an interview with Collider recently, Captain America: The Winter Soldier and X-Men: First Class composer Henry Jackman revealed that he’s had confirmation that a sequel has been given the green light.

“I did, to be honest with you. I can’t tell you more, not because I’m being coy, but I believe that it is officially on the cards. 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. 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.”

Interestingly, Wreck-It Ralph 2 will mark the first sequel for Jackman, and he went on to talk briefly about how he plans on approaching his return to the colourful video game world which featured the likes of iconic Super Mario Bros. baddie Bowser and arcade game staple, Pac-Man.

“I haven’t yet done a sequel. I think Wreck-It Ralph 2 might be the first one. Okay. So I know my colors. There’ll be new characters and everything. I have as yet not had the experience of returning to a palette and some themes that are established and I know. Every single film that I’ve done has been like, ‘Okay, so let’s start again.'”

Ever since the release of Wreck-It Ralph in the US during the last couple of months of 2012, there has been talk of a sequel which would feature an even greater variety of video game icons, while the prospect of reuniting with Ralph and the other newly created characters from the movie is also extremely exciting.

What do you guys think?