Yesterday, John C. Reilly (Guardians of the Galaxy, Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby), who voiced the titular character, confirmed at Galway Film Fleadh that Wreck-It Ralph 2 is in the works and that he has signed on for it.
The 2012 animated movie grossed over $470M for Walt Disney Animation Studios--$189M domestically and $281M internationally.
The Mouse House hasn't given the film an official green light, but director Rich Moore had previously said that he had began exploring ideas for sequel immediately after the first film became a box office hit. Back then, he was hoping the sequel would explore online and console gaming.
John C Reilly announced at the interview today that he has signed on for Wreck it Ralph 2!— Penny Hart (@pennyrosehart) July 12, 2015
Wreck-It Ralph (2012) - Ralph (voice of John C. Reilly) is tired of being overshadowed by Fix-It Felix (voice of Jack McBrayer), the "good guy" star of their game who always gets to save the day. But after decades doing the same thing and seeing all the glory go to Felix, Ralph decides he's tired of playing the role of a bad guy. He takes matters into his own massive hands and sets off on a game-hopping journey across the arcade through every generation of video games to prove he's got what it takes to be a hero. On his quest, he meets the tough-as-nails Sergeant Calhoun (voice of Jane Lynch) from the first-person action game Hero's Duty. But it's the feisty misfit Vanellope von Schweetz (voice of Sarah Silverman) from the candy-coated cart racing game, Sugar Rush, whose world is threatened when Ralph accidentally unleashes a deadly enemy that threatens the entire arcade. Will Ralph realize his dream and save the day before it's too late?