John C. Reilly Says He Will Star in ‘Wreck-It Ralph’ Sequel

Original 2012 Disney film grossed $471 million worldwide

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John C. Reilly announced he has “signed on” for a sequel to the 2012 Disney animated film “Wreck-It Ralph.”

The “Talladega Nights” actor made the statement on the Irish radio show RTE Arena as he was visiting the Emerald Isle to attend the Galway Film Fleadh film festival.

Disney has not officially greenlit the sequel yet, but director Rich Moore has said in previous interviews that he began exploring the idea for a sequel just after the first film came out.

“Wreck-It Ralph” saw Reilly playing Ralph, the main villain in a classic arcade game who has grown tired of always being the bad guy. He sets off on a journey across the arcade to prove that he can be a hero.

The film was a major box office success, grossing over $471 million worldwide. In addition to Reilly, the film also featured the voices of Sarah Silverman, Jack McBrayer, Jane Lynch, and Mindy Kaling.