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!
Warren Beatty has issued a statement after Sunday’s Oscar mishap during the Best Picture presentation. “Rather than for me to respond to questions from the press about the Academy ceremony,” he said in a statement to the Associated Press, “I feel it would be more appropriate for the president of the Academy, Cheryl Boone Isaacs, to publicly clarify what happened as soon as possible.” The Academy has issued their apology, stating they “deeply regret” the incident, adding, “To all involved — including our presenters Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway, the filmmakers and our fans watching worldwide — we apologize.”
Benedict Cumberbatch has landed another TV role, as he’s set to star in the limited series Melrose for Showtime and Sky Atlantic. The five-part drama is based on a series of novels by Edward St. Aubyn. The novels follow a character named Patrick Melrose, who undergoes a harrowing journey from a deeply traumatic childhood through adult substance abuse and eventually makes a turn toward recovery. Each episode will cover several intense days within the character’s life, which also spans decades and locations, with the south of France in the 1960s, New York in the 1980s and London in the early 2000s all providing the background.
Get your groove on, it’s time for the reveal of the cast for the 24th season of ABC’s Dancing With the Stars. In a bit of cross-promotion, The Bachelor star Nick Viall is on board to take part. The A-Team‘s Mr. T, Glee ctress Heather Morris, Olympic Gold Medalist Simone Biles, Olympic skater Nancy Kerrigan, Las Vegas entertainer Charo, Fifth Harmony member Normani Kordei, Real Housewives of Beverly Hills’Erika Jayne, former SNL comedian Chris Kattan, bull riding star Bonner Bolton, former Chicago Cubs catcher David Ross and NFL running back Rashad Jennings round out the cast.
This seems like a sitcom we can get behind. Happy Endings star Casey Wilson has been cast opposite Cougar Town‘s Busy Phillips as down-on-their-luck siblings in The Sackett Sisters. According to TV Line, 30 Rock scribe Luke Del Tredici is taking on the single-camera project, which centers on a pair of estranged sisters who perform a public act of heroism and are forced to navigate the aftermath together. Tina Fey will serve as the executive producer.
Just keep on talkin’! Chris Hardwick has inked a deal with AMC to host a weekly talk show. Hardwick already hosts Talking Dead, the post-Walking Dead recap show, for the network. According to TV Line, Talking With Chris Hardwick will premiere on Sunday, April 9 at 11PM ET, with the host sitting down for an hour long chat with people from pop culture. The show will reportedly air in the weeks that Hardwick is not hosting Talking Dead, which typically follows The Walking Dead and the Fear the Walking Dead spinoff.
Might we be seeing Bobby Moynihan‘s time at Saturday Night Live winding down? Deadline reports that the comedian has been cast as the lead in the CBS single-camera pilot Me, Myself & I. Moynihan is currently in his ninth season on NBC’s sketch comedy staple, but should the show get picked up, Moynihan would likely move on.
Former Ugly Betty cast member Ana Ortiz has landed a voice role in a still untitled sequel to the animated film Wreck It Ralph. According to The Tracking Board, Ortiz will have a small role in the film, which features the return of John C. Reilly, Sarah Silverman, Jane Lynch and Jack McBrayer. Rich Moore, who directed the first movie, will co-direct the sequel with Phil Johnston.
On the big screen, Nicholas Hoult has just been cast in The Favourite, a period drama from The Lobster director Yorgos Lanthimos. According to Deadline, Hoult has been cast as Harley, a Tory Party leader during the reign of queen Anne. Past Oscar winners Emma Stone and Rachel Weisz have also been cast in the film.
Opening in theaters this week, the animated 3D family film DELHI SAFARI mixes social consciousness with madcap comedy in an effort to educate while entertaining. Centering on a group of wild animal determined to stop builders from encroaching on their preserve, the film has been endorsed by several special interest groups such as PETA and The Humane Society. Co-written and directed by NIKHIL ADVANI, the all-star voice cast includes TARA STRONG, CARY ELWES, VANESSA WILLIAMS, BRAD GARRETT, CHRISTOPHER LLOYD, JASON ALEXANDER and JANE LYNCH.
Probably best known (at least, to the audience DELHI SAFARI is mostly aimed at) as Sue Sylvester on the hit TV musical series GLEE, actress JANE LYNCH hasn’t been seen too much this season on the show. During our recent interview, she acknowledged that there’s no “pushing” producer RYAN MURPHY for more face time on the show and that’s why we here at HO are glad she’s keeping busy with work in WRECK-IT RALPH and DELHI SAFARI. (CLICK ON THE MEDIA BAR FOR AUDIO)
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.