Ralph Wrecks The Internet Cut A Joke About Kylo Ren

Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2

by Ben Travis |
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When Wreck-It Ralph returns in sequel Ralph Breaks The Internet later this year, he’ll be coming across all kinds of other Disney properties – and that includes the Star Wars universe. The trailer revealed a brief tease of Stormtroopers, but you’d be wise to assume that cameos by more famous faces from the galaxy far, far away will also be found in the film. One thing that you won’t see, though, is a pretty funny joke at the expense of Kylo Ren.

Wreck-It Ralph: Ralph Breaks The Internet

The sequel trilogy’s main baddie, the tortured son of Han Solo and General Leia, truly took his destiny into his own hands in The Last Jedi, setting up plenty of drama for Episode IX to resolve next December – and the powers-that-be don’t want Ralph Wrecks The Internet to get in the way of that. Speaking to IGN, Ralph co-director Rich Moore revealed: “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.”

As brilliant a villain as Ren is – and he placed pretty highly on Empire's Greatest Villains Of All Time list – his petulance is a key part of the character, and the internet has been awash with ‘Emo Kylo Ren’ memes. Still, it’s understandable that the battle for Ben Solo’s soul, if it’s not already lost, isn’t something that Disney wants to puncture quite yet. We’ll find out exactly what Star Wars-centric jokes made it in the Wreck-It Ralph sequel when Ralph Breaks the Internet hits UK cinemas on 30 November.

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