A sequel to video game movie Wreck-It Ralph is on the way. Now, actor Alan Tudyk, who played King Candy in the 2012 original, has weighed in on if he’s coming back for the follow-up.
Speaking to Collider, Tudyk said “it’s been suggested” that he will reprise his role in the sequel. He was invited to a read-through of the script but was too busy with Star Wars: Rogue One to attend.
“I was in London doing Star Wars. It was a cool, ‘I wish I could, but I’m fighting Stormtroopers,'” he said, adding that he has not recorded any lines or done any proper work on Wreck-It Ralph 2 yet.
Tudyk portrayed the partial CG character K-2SO in Rogue One.
Due out in 2018, Wreck-It Ralph 2, or whatever it ends up being called, will again feature the voices of John C. Reilly and Sarah Silverman in the lead roles, Ralph and Vanellope respectively.
Rich Moore returns to direct the sequel alongside Phil Johnston (Zootopia), who is the movie’s other director. The sequel will be more about the internet than video games, it seems.
“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.”
The only image for the sequel (below) contains references to Google and Amazon, among other internet companies.
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.