So earlier this year we almost has a seizure at the news that Disney had apparently pulled the plug on TRON 3 over the performance of Tomorrowland (here), basically telling the world that if it’s not Marvel or Star Wars, they’re afraid to take a chance.
This didn’t sit well with us, given that TRON already has a built-in fanbse, but anyway…
Now it seems that star of 2010’s TRON: Legacy, Garrett Hedlund, is saying that the trilogy closer is certainly on hold but by no means is it dead: “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.
However, he did seem sure that, while it might be a while away, it is on the cards: “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!”
We’re thrilled that TRON may not be dead in the water yet… but we really hope it’s not 30 years away. Or is that just us?