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Disney Got a Kylo Ren Joke Changed in Ralph Breaks the Internet

Ralph Breaks the Internet is set to include nods, references and cameos from many of Disney's most popular and beloved characters across its many, many franchises. However, the House of Mouse didn't want the movie to cast Kylo Ren, the villain in its ongoing Star Wars trilogy, in an unflattering light.

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

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Moore did not confirm if a Kylo Ren joke would still appear in the film. However, Moore's co-director Phil Johnston described the movie's approach to its borrowed characters as "really loving satire."

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.

Directed by Rich Moore and Phil Johnson, Ralph Breaks the Internet arrives in theaters Nov. 21. The film features the voices of John C. Reilly, Sarah Silverman, Taraji P. Henson, Gal Gadot, Jane Lynch, Ed O’Neill and almost every Disney Princess voice recorded.

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