News surfaced that Disney has decided not to move forward with Tron 3, according to various unnamed sources. Fans are understandably upset, despite the fact that the project was never officially approved.
Before being canned, Tron: Legacy’s director Joseph Kosinski was set to return, along with both leads from the previous film: Olivia Wilde and Garrett Hedlund.
Preparations for filming had already started, with production scheduled for this fall, most likely in Vancouver, British Columbia. Rumors also mention Jared Leto, as Disney wanted him to join the cast in some capacity. No further information was released about the supposed negotiations between Disney and Leto, so take that information with a grain of salt.
Alas, none of that matters at this point because Disney is not moving forward with the project.
What About the Fan Petition?
Concerned fans have started a petition on Change.org to try and change Disney’s mind about the canceled project. They want to show there is enough interest in the film and that Disney is making the wrong move.
The petition needs to reach 35,000 signatures to be considered a success which isn’t too lofty, considering it already has well over 30,000. As is true with any petition, there are no guarantees that Disney will listen even if this thing does well.
It is surprising that Disney decided to cancel the project in the first place. Tron: Legacy cost about $170 million to make, yet it grossed $400 million worldwide upon launch. Those are impressive numbers, especially for a franchise that hadn’t been explored further in a live-action film since 1982 when the original launched.
What do you think about the fact that Disney derezzed Tron 3?