It looks like Tron 3 is really happening, and stars Olivia Wilde and Garrett Hedlund are said to be ready to reprise their roles as Quorra and Sam Flynn respectively.
Tron: Legacy director Joseph Kosinski is also back as he promised. Production is slated to begin later this year in Vancouver.
The original Tron was released in 1982 and it’s still a mystery why it took Hollywood almost 30 years before coming out with a sequel to the sci-fi classic. But the industry seems to have learned its lesson and just a mere 5 years after Legacy came out, Tron 3 is reportedly in the works. Tron fans around the world are undoubtedly rejoicing.
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The first Tron took place inside a computer universe known as The Grid and starred Jeff Bridges and Bruce Boxleitner. While it wasn’t one of Disney’s more lucrative films, it became a cult classic and had a strong impact on pop culture and younger directors.
2010’s Tron: Legacy picked up where the original left off, with Jeff Bridges breathing life into his character Kevin Flynn again. This time around, it’s his son Sam (portayed by Garrett Hedlund) who arrived on The Grid to look for his father. Wilde plays Quorra, Kevin’s apprentice and the last ISO alive.
Like its predecessor, Legacy didn’t shine at the box office but still generated a persistent cult following (although the Daft Punk soundtrack might have a hand in this).
While fans are stoked that the next Tron is finally coming to fruition, there’s very little concrete information about the movie.
Aside from the rumors that it will be shot in Vancouver, the franchise’s final installment is said to be titled as Tron: Ascension or Tron: Redemption and will tie in with how Legacy ended – with Hedlund and Wilde’s characters back in the “real world.”
And like all Tron news, no definite release date has been set yet. But fans are predicting that they’ll be back on The Grid by 2018 at the latest.