Wreck-It Ralph was one of the best animated movies of the year. Disney and director Rich Moore did a hell of job with it! It was also a big hit at the box-office so it's not really surprising to learn that there's going to be a sequel. In a recent interview with Movie Hole Sarah Silverman confirmed that there will be a sequel, and John C. Reilly humorously explained,
They wouldn’t make [all that] merchandise, if [Disney] didn’t have plans for other [Wreck-it Ralph] stories. Some of the big muckety-muckets at the studio, who I just saw the other night, were like ‘We’re talking sequel!’ The movie made $150 million dollars in eleven days, it broke the box-office record for Disney animated movies on opening weekend. If that’s any indication that we’ll be doing a sequel… I bet we’ll be doing a sequel.
Moore is also very confident in the sequel, and explains that he wants to direct it, and he'd like to add Mario to the mix of characters next time around.
At dinner last night we were already talking about. So we’re talking ‘what could do they do? what kinda of things could happen?... Mario is someone you’ll definitely see in the next one. We’ll really come up with something good for Mario to do [in the next film]. To be able to present him in the sequel, would be great.
The site explains that the only reason that Mario didn’t show up in the first film was because Moore couldn’t find anywhere for him to go in the story, it wasn’t because Nintendo refused them. So that's cool! I was wondering why Mario didn't make an appearance.
In a previous interview with Moore he said that the sequel would explore online gaming. I imagine that's still the idea that the story will be built around, which I'm sure will make for a great setting and a great sequel!