In a recent interview Ralph Breaks the Internet director Rich Moore revealed that the film had cut a Star Wars joke about Kylo Ren out of it.
While speaking to IGN, Moore revealed that the film originally had a Star Wars joke in it that came at the expense of Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Star Wars: The Last Jedi antagonist, Kylo Ren. However, when they went to Lucasfilm to ask permission to do the joke, the people behind the franchise asked that they leave the character out of it:
At one point we had a joke about Kylo Ren being kind of a spoiled child. We went to Lucasfilm and said, here’s what we’re doing. And they said, well, we’d prefer that you don’t show him as a spoiled child. You know, he is our villain, and we’d prefer you don’t do that. So we were respectful of that.
From the sound of things, Lucasfilm is being very greedy with its characters.
What do you all make of this news? Would you have liked to see a joke at the expense of the new Star Wars antagonist? Would it have fit into the Wreck-It Ralph universe? Let us know what you think in the comments blow!
The film stars John C. Reilly, Sarah Silverman, Gal Gadot, Jack McBrayer, Jane Lynch, Alan Tudyk, Alfred Molina, Ed O’Neill, Timothy Simons, Ali Wong, Hamish Blake, Glozell Green and Taraji P. Henson.
In “Ralph Breaks the Internet,” video-game bad guy Ralph (voice of John C. Reilly) and best friend Vanellope von Schweetz (voice of Sarah Silverman) leave the comforts of Litwak’s arcade in an attempt to save her game, Sugar Rush. Their quest takes them to the vast, uncharted world of the internet where they rely on the citizens of the internet—the Netizens—to help navigate their way. Lending a virtual hand are Yesss (voice of Taraji P. Henson), the head algorithm and the heart and soul of the trend-making site “BuzzzTube,” and Shank (voice of Gal Gadot), a tough-as-nails driver from a gritty online auto-racing game called Slaughter Race, a place Vanellope wholeheartedly embraces—so much so that Ralph worries he may lose the only friend he’s ever had.
Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2 hits theaters November 21, 2018.