One of the most anticipated films this year is Ralph Breaks The Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2 and hopefully the flick will feature the same passion for 8-bit gaming as the original. Wreck-It Ralph, which received an Oscar and Golden Globe nomination for Best Animated Feature, was released back in 2012 and it’s been a long timing for a sequel!
This time out video game antagonist (but with a heart of gold) Ralph (John C. Reilly) helps Vanellope von Schweetz (Sarah Silverman) navigate the perilous world wide web in search of a replacement to save Vanellope’s game Sugar Rush. The flick also features the voice talents of Taraji P. Henson, Kristen Bell, Alan Tudyk, andMandy Moore. Check out the teaser trailer and tell us what you think!
Ralph Breaks The Internet: Wreck-It Ralph opens nationwide November 21.
The 2012 animated smash Wreck-It Ralph is finally getting a sequel, as Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2 hits the silver screen March 9, 2018. The news was announced at CinemaCon. Jack McBrayer and Jane Lynch are among the actors who are returning to the roster with leads John C. Reilly (Ralph) and Sarah Silverman (Vanellope).
The project also reteams the film’s original director Rich Moore and scribe Phil Johnston to the project (both Moore and Johnston collaborated on last year’s Disney hit Zootopia).
Wreck-It Ralph was a loving homage to 8-bit gaming, and now its sequel is taking video games to an entirely different level. “To take these characters we love and have them enter the enormous world of the internet has given us so much to explore,” said Moore. “Our production team has been hard at work designing a world that takes something we all think we know – the internet – but shows it in a whole new, imaginative way.”
The Oscar nominated film was named Best Animated Feature by the Broadcast Film Critics Association, and expectations are definitely high with Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2.
Are you excited for the sequel, or was one film dealing with Ralph’s gaming universe enough? Feel free to comment below!
Forest Whitaker, most recently seen on the big screen in Arrival, has landed a role in the upcoming 2Pac / Notorious B.I.G. murder drama Labyrinth. The film stars Johnny Depp as the disgraced L.A.P.D. detective unable to solve the cases of the two rap icons. Deadline reports that Whitaker will play a journalist who joins the cop on the investigation. Brad Furman will direct.
Willem Dafoe, no stranger to superhero films playing the Green Goblin in the 2002 Spider-Man movie, will reportedly appear in the next Justice League film. Dark Horizons reports that Dafoe will reprise his role as Vulko, the trusted advisor of Aquaman (Jason Momoa). Dafoe was already confirmed to play Vulko in the solo Aquaman film, and both he and Amber Heard (who plays Queen Mera) will reportedly appear in the Justice League film alongside Momoa. Justice League is set for a Nov. 17, 2017 release, while Aquaman will follow on July 26, 2018.
According to Deadline, the latest Sherlock Holmes film update starring Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly is starting to flesh out the cast. Holmes & Watson will also include Rob Brydon as Scotland Yard Inspector Lestrade, while Kelly McDonald is on board as housekeeper Mrs. Hudson. Rebecca Hall will appear in the film as Dr. Grace Hart, the first female doctor to practice in London. Ferrell will star as Holmes, while Reilly is Watson in the comedy, which is being directed by Etan Cohen.
We’ve seen Robin Hood in many incarnations over the years, and the latest film will take a look at his youth. According to Screen Rant, Robin Hood: Origins will star Taron Egerton in the titular role, with a March 23, 2018 now expected.
Currently part of the team responsible for the animated hit Disney film WRECK-IT RALPH, writer PHIL JOHNSTON is now hard at work adapting a cult classic for the big screen. Published posthumously 11 years after the suicide of author JOHN KENNEDY TOOLE, A CONFEDERACY OF DUNCES is a hilariously quirky novel set in New Orleans in the 1960s and centered on an odd-ball collection of characters who define the word “colorful.” TOOLE’S book was pushed into publication by his determined mother, THELMA, after being turned down by all the major publishing houses and went on to become an underground hit. Thought to be “unfilmable”, the project has been shuffling around Hollywood for years but now, because of interest from actor ZACH GALIFIANIKIS (so perfect for the lead character of Ignatius J. Reilly), appears to again be on the move. During our recent interview with JOHNSTON, he talked about getting a cinematic handle on the story.
Opening in theaters today, WRECK- IT RALPH is a fast and funny valentine to arcade games (and gamers) gone by. The latest installment from the hitmakers at Walt Disney Animation Studios, the pun-filled road-movie is centered on the titular villain of an 8-bit arcade game who goes on a quest to prove to the gaming world that he’s got the stuff to be a hero. Along the way, he runs into a lot of familiar arcade faces that should jar a few gameboy memories. Directed by RICH MOORE, the inspired cast includes many actors who cut their teeth on improvisational comedy, not the least of whom are JOHN C. REILLY, JANE LYNCH, SARAH SILVERMAN and JACK McBRAYER. We recently sat down with Academy Award-nominee JOHN C. REILLY, who talked about voicing the titular character and how improv really helped the cast.