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Gal Godot joins Disney’s Wreck-it Ralph sequel

A new 60-second sneak peek of “Ralph Breaks the Internet” introduces Gal Gadot (“Justice League,” “Wonder Woman”) as the voice of Shank, the tough and talented driver in an intense online racing game called Slaughter Race, plus new footage of the Disney princesses and more.

Ralph and Vanellope encounter Shank when they venture into the internet in search of a replacement part for Vanellope’s game, Sugar Rush. Shank’s approach to racing—and life in general—opens Vanellope’s eyes to the limitless possibilities of the internet and the excitement of a new world that feels like home to her.

At one point in the new trailer Vanellope appears in a room full of Disney Princesses. The whole scene is full of fun in-jokes, like Sleeping Beauty falling asleep while Merida tells a story. The reaction “She’s from the other studio” is perfect.

Although I’ve not seen the Fast and The Furious movies, I’m told that the character of Shank is an homage to Gadot’s street racer character Gisele Yashar from the Fast and the Furious franchise. What do you think? There is a similarity.

“Shank is amazing at driving cars and has this bad-girl vibe to her,” Gadot said in a statement. “But as the movie goes on, you realize how fun, wise, and warm she really is on the inside, which is what I like most about her.”

Disney recently shortend the title of the Wreck-it Ralph sequel from “Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2″ to just Ralph Breaks the Internet.” I’m sure they wish they’d just started with “Ralph Wrecks the Internet.” Too late now, I guess.

The sequel re-teams the original director, producer and co-writer behind “Wreck-It Ralph.” So expect a lot of the same humor and depth of storytelling. Only this time, they get to play in a larger sand box.

About the film:

“Ralph Breaks the Internet” leaves Litwak’s video arcade behind, venturing into the uncharted, expansive and thrilling world of the internet—which may or may not survive Ralph’s wrecking. Video game bad guy Ralph (voice of John C. Reilly) and fellow misfit Vanellope von Schweetz (voice of Sarah Silverman) must risk it all by traveling to theworld wide web in search of a replacement part to save Vanellope’s video game, Sugar Rush. In way over their heads, Ralph and Vanellope rely on the citizens of the internet—the Netizens—to help navigate their way, including Yesss (voice of Taraji P. Henson), who is 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.

Directed by Rich Moore (“Zootopia,” “Wreck-It Ralph”) and Phil Johnston (co-writer “Wreck-It Ralph,” “Zootopia,” writer, “Cedar Rapids”), and produced by Clark Spencer (“Zootopia,” “Wreck-It Ralph,” “Bolt,” “Lilo & Stitch”), “Ralph Breaks the Internet” hits theaters on Nov. 21, 2018.