When it comes to owning intellectual properties, Disney pretty much owns them all. Leading moviegoers to wonder if we would see a movie where all of Disney’s characters would interact with one another. As the newest trailer for Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It-Ralph 2 shows, the answer is yes.
The trailer, like the previous one shows both Ralph and Vanellope taking a trip to the web. Except in this one we see Vanellope interact with multiple Disney characters like stormtroopers and Disney princesses. Not to mention Iron Man makes a cameo as well. The scene between Vanellope and the princesses looks to be key in terms of her arc and possibly the movie‘s.
Before meeting the princesses, Vanellope tells the person who’s supposed to be Google’s search bar “Take me to a website that’s super intense and really nuts”. This command sends her to Oh My Disney where she meets the princesses after being chased by a group of stormtroopers. After a “One of us! One of us!” moment between them, certain arcs we’ve seen over and over make possible appearances in Wreck-It-Ralph 2.
The first being the arc of the wanderer. Someone (Vanellope) discovers a group of people and becomes part of the group. Jealousy of the new person then sets in among one or all of them. Leading to the casting out of the new person, or their capture. Think of Toy Story 3.
The toys go to a place that’s supposedly innocent, but contains a two-faced character like Lots-o’-Huggin Bear. What if the princesses or maybe just one of them (Cinderella) are those types of characters? If an arc like this does happen, it’s likely Princess Leia will be the one who aides Vanellope in her escape. Simply because she’s the one princess we don’t see in the trailer and maybe is seen as an outcast because of how she became a Disney princess.
The second arc could be one involving Vanellope’s unwillingness to leave the internet and go back to her game, causing a split between her and Ralph. While these two theories could be wrong, the former of the two could make the movie interesting if given proper substance. Outside of Vanellope’s potential arc, Wreck-It-Ralph 2 does have something working against it. Time.
Doing a movie involving the actual internet itself is a major risk in terms of jokes, possible settings and characters. By the time the movie is released in late November, odds are the landscape of the internet will change. Certain websites, and visual gags may be deemed “too old” by the time the movie is released. But we will find out when Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It-Ralph 2 hits theaters on November 21.
Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It-Ralph 2 stars John C. Reilly, Sarah Silverman, Jack McBrayer, and Jane Lynch.