Disney’s first Wreck-It Ralph came out in 2012, the same week that the studio announced its acquisition of Lucasfilm. Which is to say, new Star Wars movies were barely a twinkle in the eye of the Mouse House at the time. But now six years have passed, which has provided the filmmakers behind the Wreck-It sequel Ralph Breaks the Internet plenty of Star Wars fodder to play with amid the film’s many nods to other Disney properties like Marvel and the Disney princesses.
And yet, there was one particularly noteworthy joke that didn’t make the cut.
As directors Rich Moore and Phil Johnston and head of story Josie Trinidad explain it, Disney declined to run with a certain Kylo Ren gag.