The sequel to Disney’s animated movie Wreck-It Ralph now has a title. It’ll be called Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2, Disney announced during a presentation at the CinemaCon in Las Vegas, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
As announced previously, the main voice actors, including John C. Reilly, Sarah Silverman, and Jane Lynch, are reprising their roles in the sequel. It will be directed by Oscar-winner Rich Moore (Zootopia) and Phil Johnston and is slated to open in March 2018.
As the title Break the Internet suggests, the sequel sounds like it will be more about the internet than video games, the focus of the first entry.
“This time, Ralph’s wrecking wreaks havoc on the web–as only he can do,” Johnston said when the movie was announced. “The world of the internet is the perfect place to send Ralph and Vanellope. The scope and scale are so vast and the possibilities for comedy are endless.”
Wreck-It Ralph was a big success. It made close to $ 50 million during its first weekend, outperforming Walt Disney Animation Studios’ previous record-holder, Tangled. The film went on to generate more than $ 470 million at the global box office against a $ 165 million budget, according to Box Office Mojo.
The movie was generally well-received by critics and also featured the voicework of other actors such as Jane Lynch, Jack McBrayer, and Mindy Kaling. It was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Animated Feature but ultimately lost out to Pixar’s Brave.
Moore said in 2012 that he was hoping Nintendo’s iconic Mario character could be featured in the film. It’s unclear if that will happen, considering the internet focus of the sequel, but Nintendo has said it is now more open to movies.