Wreck-It Ralph 2 Trailer: Breakdown And Easter Eggs
Ralph (John C. Reilly) and Vanellope (Sarah Silverman) are returning to the big screen this November with Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2. The movie is directed by Zootopia's Phil Johnston and Rich Moore and features an additional voice cast that includes Taraji P. Henson, Alan Tudyk, James Corden, and a few extra famous voices from Disney's past like Jodi Benson, who played Ariel in The Little Mermaid.
The movie was first announced during the summer of 2016; however, it was originally supposed to come out in March and has since been pushed back to the fall of 2018. With the release of the most recent trailer, fans of the original film finally have an idea of what the sequel to the 2012 movie is all about. In addition to that, the Wreck-It Ralph 2 trailer is filled with Easter eggs relating to video games, the history of Disney, and other Disney characters. Here's everything we saw in the new trailer.
The trailer opens with Litwak's Family Fun Center, the arcade from the first movie. It takes place at least six years after the first one. At the 17:17 mark of the original Wreck-It Ralph, "HAPPY 5TH B RTHDAY SVZY" appears on the sign for the arcade. In the Wreck-It Ralph 2 trailer, the sign says "HAPPY 11TH B RTHDAY SVZY," so at least six years have passed, as long as Mr. Litwak has been updating Suzy's birthday.
There are a few video game Easter eggs once Mr. Litwak--the Walter Day-esque owner of the arcade--enters the building. In his arcade, we can see Pac-Man, Space Invaders, and Virtua Cop--a shooter which also appeared on the Sega Saturn.
For the most part, it's business as usual for the inhabitants of the arcade. All the video game characters are still hanging out in the Grand Central Station-like area while the arcade is closed. The only character we could make out was Q'Bert, probably because he's bright orange.
While Walter is connecting to the internet, there's an arcade machine behind him called The Red Scare. This could refer to the event that took place in October 20, 1947 where US Congress opened investigations to see if members of the Hollywood community were members of the Communist Party. Walt Disney was one of the people that gave a statement saying there is no communist influence in Hollywood. This moment in American history is commonly referred to as "The Red Scare."
In Walter's office, there are two plates featuring Star Wars characters on his shelf: Yoda and Chewbacca. That's not the only Star Wars reference in the film though. According to IMDB, Anthony Daniels is reprising his role as C-3PO for Wreck-It Ralph 2.
After Walter turns on his new router, Ralph and Vanellope find themselves accidentally taking a trip to the internet, leaving the arcade behind. Our guess is that the movie is about the duo trying to find their way back to the arcade.
When Ralph and Vanellope get to the internet, there are signs for games, apps, and websites everywhere. However, the only ones that actually exist in the real world are YouTube Red and Trip Advisor. That's a bummer because GunThock sounds pretty awesome.
Ralph and Vanellope find themselves inside Ebay, watching auctions happen in real time. They stop to stare at a velvet painting of "Sorrowful Kitten."
Upon closer inspection, the artist's signature reads "E. Schiele." There is actually a painter named Egon Schiele from the early 20th century. The Austrian artist was an early Expressionist painter, primarily known for his overtly-sexual portraits, which included many nude self-portraits. To the best of our knowledge, he did not paint a sad cat.
In the background of eBay, other items up for bid are shown. One of them is a Magic Lamp for $30. It's the lamp from the Disney film Aladdin.
Ralph and Vanellope end up inside a mobile game on a little girl's tablet where Ralph is feeding a bunny pancakes, over and over again. That little girl looks really familiar.
She looks familiar because it's baby Moana. Either she's a time traveler or a direct descendant of the character. In fact, Auli'i Cravalho--the voice of the character--is reprising her role for Wreck-It Ralph 2, as listed on IMDB.