So… Tron 3 Might Not Be Completely Dead

Here’s hoping it isn’t end of line for the franchise.

Like many, we were big fans of Tron Legacy. It took the setting of the original film and built on it with a new direction and old ideas… not to mention an amazing sense of visual style. So, naturally we were pretty excited when it was announced Tron 3 was going to be starting production. But, of course, we can’t have nice things, and Disney ended up pulling the plug on the movie.

Despite a petition being signed, it seemed like that was it for the franchise. Even Tron himself Bruce Boxleitner, thought that was the end. Well, it seems like if Legacy star Gerrett Hedlund is to be believed… the film might not be dead so much as very dormant.

What did Garrett Hedlund say?

In an interview with comicbook.com, Garrett was asked about Tron Legacy and he seemed surprisingly optimistic:

“I haven’t been told it’s totally dead. Ever since we did Legacy, we knew that to have another story follow it up, it had to be concrete and exciting. Disney needed to have the right story to go forward. I think it was going to introduce some things that were as exciting as Legacy was and then some, though.”

“Who knows, maybe it’ll be like Legacy was to the first Tron, it’ll be 30 years, and I’ll have my young Flynn CGI face, who knows? But they could do it anytime from now, and I would of course jump back in. Something like that could be quite fun, though!”

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How true could this be?

Well, he obviously seems excited about the story. However, he doesn’t seem to entirely know what state the movie is in as far as development goes. Obviously they were going to be starting production fall of 2015, so we’re willing to bet the story and script were pretty close to finished at that point.

Not to mention the fact he’s speculating about possibly doing the next film in 30 years in much the same way Tron Legacy followed up the original film. We’re willing to bet Hedlund was giving a political answer. After all, that last thing you want as an actor is to say something negative about a studio.

The simple fact of the matter is if the problem really was story they would have never gotten the ball rolling with setting up a production. We’re willing to bet Tron 3 simply didn’t look like the safest of financial bets next to Star Wars and Marvel films. Perhaps if The Jungle Book does well, Disney will try out Tron again… but for now we’re willing to bet it’s going to be dormant for a while. We hope that’s not the case. We’d love to see Sam and Quorra back on screen soon.

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