Disney Wouldn’t Let Wreck-It Ralph 2 Joke About Kylo Ren

Disney Wouldn’t Let Wreck-It Ralph 2 Joke About Kylo Ren

Wreck-it Ralph 2: Ralph Breaks the Internet traffics is an irreverent sort of film. To collide a bunch of properties together, stir them up in the wide seas of the internet, and throw them out into an animated comedy requires a willingness to not take things too seriously. But there are still some things the movie couldn’t joke about.

In a recent interview with IGN, the film’s director, Rich Moore, said that one character in particular was marked as off-limits for their desired mockery: Kylo Ren, the fearsome and complicated villain of the new Star Wars movies.

“At one point we had a joke about Kylo Ren being kind of a spoiled child,” Moore said. “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.”

While not exactly a contentious sort of change, it goes to show that even in the playful, crossover-heavy present, major media conglomerates still hold their most precious properties sacred. Probably don’t expect to see any jokes about Tony Stark’s terrible goatee either.


    • Not really, it showed him that he had his grandfather’s temper, since you could really see Anakin/Vader having those kind of tantrums albeit with a higher body count.

      If Anakin hadn’t turned quadriplegic then we would have seen a lot more of those tantrums I’m sure.

  • All I know is that every time I enter any given shop since the Disney acquistion of Lucas Films, all I see is a multitude of SW characters plastered over crappy products to the point I don’t have a relationship with the franchise anymore and don’t care about the characters as much as I once did when watching the films.
    Kylo Ren IS a spoiled child, and his entire depth comes from his adolescent angst carrying into his adulthood in an unhealthy manner. I really didn’t realise that he was supposed to be THE villain of the new trillogy, because he seems more like a Joffrey than a Vader.
    Honestly, I’d rather see new franchises made out of things like “Saga” than rehashed,re-trodden pastiches of things I enjoyed in my youth.

    That’s what I got out of reading this article. Somehow.

    • Yeah I thought it was gonna be Snoke or a 3rd party and that Kylo would probably inevitably turn good but now they’ve just completely fucked it.

      Honestly the only way this gets fixed is if (and no I don’t expect this to happen) Rey ends up being the main villain and Kylo ends up being the hero. I was low-key hoping for that after the first movie but to set up and deliver that in a single movie would be impossible now so I guess we just get bad guy spoiled child instead.

      • Rey ends up being the main villain and Kylo ends up being the hero.
        I still feel like that was the original heading from TFA (with Snoke as the overall villain who would turn Rey), Kylo seemed perfect for what could have been essentially a reverse Anakin story but Rian Johnson just fucked it over.

        I’ll admit I’m one of the few who doesn’t mind The Last Jedi (it had serious issues but I think it’s decent overall) but as the mid-point of a trilogy, it really doesn’t work for me… The ending of TLJ made it pretty clear that Kylo is inept as a leader so he’s not a great villain and what else have we got left? Knights of Ren? They’re supposed to be his squad (so one would assume weaker than him) and yet we haven’t even seen them (they didn’t even get a mention in TLJ unless I forgot it).

    • We were getting crappy products with SW characters plastered over them since the beginning, its where Lucas was making most of his money. Of course, its hard to forget getting multiple Star Wars bathroom sets from various family friends the same Christmas. You only really need the one toothbrush holder and rinsing cup.

        • It doesn’t count that I was a child at the time, in my Luke Skywalker dressing gown?

          I got in so much trouble with my parents for telling the second person that gave it to me that I’d already gotten one.

          • Aaah, that works.

            Last night I used the rinsing cup and there was something hard caked on the lip of it. Ew.

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