Jared Leto confirms involvement with a new Tron movie from Disney as the actor posted confirmation on social media, which follows an earlier report about the news as well as rumors from back in July. “I’m struck with such gratitude for the opportunity to bring this movie to life, especially as both the original video …
It’s rumored that Tron 3 is in the works starring Jared Leto which will be a sequel to 2010’s Legacy. The rumor comes from the Disney fan site The DisInsider which states Disney canceled plans for a John Ridley Tron Disney Plus series because they want to bring it back to the big screen. It’s …
It’s been quite some time since news of a new Tron movie has been heard, but following Disney cancelling Tron 3 right before production was said to begin was a bit of a surprise. The sequel to Tron: Legacy got so far as having a potential title with “Tron: Asension,” and the movie was supposed to film in Vancouver with Garett Hedlund, Olivia Wilde and director Joseph Kosinski returning.
The rumored reason Tron 3 didn’t go forward was blamed on the underperformance of Tomorrowland in addition to Tron: Legacy not being a big merchandise seller. It was said Disney wanted to concentrate on their animated movies and big tentpole films. In addition, Tron: Legacy only made $400 million worldwide on a high $170 million budget.
Now over a year later, there is at least a glimmer of hope about Tron 3. Screen Rant caught up with Tron: Legacy producer and former Disney development executive Brigham Taylor who at least confirmed talks about Tron 3 have been going on.
“I always hope for that. I just had a wonderful visit to Shanghai, where they have an amazing attraction based on Tron Legacy. The designers just did such an amazing job creating the feeling of stepping onto The Grid, and that indelible visual world that Lisberger created and Kosinski explored… and I think there’s a real stickiness to that that I hope can grow into a film or whatever else. So I don’t know what I’d ‘hint’ at other than that I hope for that, and that there’s obviously been conversations.”
Previous details mentioned by director Jopsh Kosinki a while back stated Tron 3 wouldn’t have be a rehash of Tron: Legacy, and the director also compared Tron 3 to an Empire Strikes Back.
In a surprising move, Disney has decided not to move forward with Tron 3.
Garett Hedlund, Olivia Wilde and director Joseph Kosinski were all set to return for the third installment, said to be titled “Tron: Ascension,” which was to begin filming this Fall in Vancouver.
According to THR, Tron 3 was not officially greenlit (which seems odd as Olivia Wilde recently spoke about the movie offering her character was going to be put in the real world).
The report mentions no specific reason why Tron 3 was cancelled, but the report and various Hollywood trade sites are suggesting Tron 3 may not be moving forward because of the underperformance of Tomorrowland in addition to Tron: Legacy not being a big merchandise seller. Instead, Disney appears to want to concentrate on their animated movies and big tentpole films.
It’s also said Jared Leto and Olivia Munn were wanted for roles at one point, though no official offer or negotiations took place.
2010’s Tron: Legacy grossed over $400 million at the box office at a budget of $170 million.
Watch video above of Olivia Wilde talking about her return to Tron 3.
Wilde obviously can’t offer much, but she does let it be known story elements of Tron 3 will follow her character, Quorra, in the real world.
Here is the blurb:
“I love this character of Quorra so much and I’ve built her with Joe Kosinski and we took her such a long way from what was written to what we made. I mean, I fought for her to be this kind of androgynous child and that’s so not what you typically see in these movies, so I’m so grateful that the producers let me play with her and make her this strange little being. And I’m really excited to see what happens to that character when put into the real world. I think it’s an interesting concept. I’m fascinated by all discussions of AI, and especially now today and now with virtual reality becoming something that’s like a personal device, I think it’s the time to tell this story.”
Tron 3 is said to be filming this Fall in Vancouver (though unconfirmed by Wilde above) and has been rumored to be titled “Tron: Ascension.”
It’s confirmed Olivia Wilde will be back for Tron 3 reprising as Quorra from the 2010 Tron: Legacy movie.
THR reports Wilde will be re-team with Garret Hedlund and director Joseph Koskinski.
Tron 3 will be filming this Fall in Vancouver and has been rumored to be titled “Ascension.”
No plot details for the movie have been released.
The first Tron movie debuted in 1982 starring Jeff Bridges, with the 2010 sequel generating $400 million at the box office.
Following an earlier report that Joseph Kosinksi is due to film the third Tron move this Fall, a potential title for Tron 3 may have been revealed.
A research industry website tweeted out the title with “Tron: Ascension” and stated the movie will film in Vancouver as well.
In addition to Kosinksi, Garrett Hedlund is expected to return as Sam Hedlund.
Previous details mentioned by Kosinki stated Tron 3 won’t be a rehash of Tron: Legacy, and the director also compared Tron 3 to an Empire Strikes Back.
Disney appears to be moving forward with the sequel to Tron: Legacy as it’s reported filming will begin this Fall.
Garrett Hedlund is said to be back as Sam Hedlund along with director Joseph Kosinksi.
Previous details mentioned by Kosinki stated Tron 3 won’t be a rehash of Tron: Legacy, and the director also said it will be Tron‘s” Empire Strikes Back.”
With filming to begin on Tron 3 later this year, expect Disney to announce the release date and casting details soon.
2010’s Tron: Legacy brought in just over $400 million and also starred Jeff Bridges and Olivia Wilde.
[[wysiwyg_imageupload:4714:]]Disney is moving forward with the sequel to Tron: Legacy as a script is already in the works from Jesse Wigutow, Garrett Hedlund is set to reprise as Sam Flynn, and director Joseph Kosinski will return as well.
Kosinksi says the movie is going to be awesome, and that they only way he told Disney he would be back if it would be his “Empire Strikes Back.”
“I’ve said it would have to be our Empire Strikes Back for me to come back and for me to pull the whole team back together. I think we do have that idea. We do have the idea that feels big and really blows the doors off this franchise. It’s hinted at promises of something for two movies now, for thirty years, so it’s time to deliver on that. But the script’s got to be at a level that makes it worth going back for, because it’s a lot of work to make a movie. like this and it’s a multi-year project. So we’ve got our writer Jesse Wigutow on it right now writing, and fingers crossed if it all comes together, as we hope it will, there could be another Tron in the next few years, and it’s going to be awesome.”
No story ideas were mentioned, but Kosinksi offered that some time has passed since Tron: Legacy and that it’s not going to be a rehash of that movie.
I think time has passed. It feels like we’re kind of real-time in step. So however much time has passed sinceLegacy came out would also have transpired in the real world. So it will still be contemporary. So let’s say if the Tron sequel comes out in 2015, then four or five years have passed since the last movie.”
“I don’t want to say too much about it but the goal would not be to simply re-use. We’re not going to re-use the assets from Legacy, that’s no fun. If we’re going to do to it we’re going to reinvent all over again and it’s going to be a whole new generation for reasons that are very story-driven. That’s all I can say.”
Kosinksi says a lot more, which you can read about via the link above, including that they will be taking their time on the script for “Tron 3,” and he goes on to say how he is really excited for the movie.
The idea itself, the notion of what the next Tron could be, is exciting enough that it would be worth going back to do it.
Hedlund confirmed the news with NextMovie as he told them when asked:
“Yeah,” Hedlund said when we pressed him for details on his “Tron” participation while doing press in New York ahead of the U.S. release of “On the Road.” “Are we gonna break this now?”
“Disney’s very excited,” he said of the project. “That’s about that. You know, yeah, I’m very excited, Disney’s very excited.”
Director Joseph Kosinski returns as well with the “Tron 3″ script being written by Jesse Wigutow.
Garret Hedlund was also said to be up for the lead role in the James Gunn Guardians of the Galaxy movie; however, with “Tron 3″ said to begin filming in 2014 will Disney feature Hedlund in two sci-fi type movies/franchises?
I hope Universal doesn’t ask us to take this down as they did with all the previous cool Oblivion movie concept art.
Check out the new movie poster for Joseph Kosinksi’s (Tron: Legacy) new science-fiction movie, Oblivion, which stars Tom Cruise.
Kosinski will also be back on board “Tron 3” with Disney as well.
Oblivion has a April 19, 2013 release date.
Tom Cruise stars in Oblivion, an original and groundbreaking cinematic event from the director of TRON: Legacy and the producer of Rise of the Planet of the Apes. On a spectacular future Earth that has evolved beyond recognition, one man’s confrontation with the past will lead him on a journey of redemption and discovery as he battles to save mankind. Jack Harper (Cruise) is one of the last few drone repairmen stationed on Earth. Part of a massive operation to extract vital resources after decades of war with a terrifying threat known as the Scavs, Jack’s mission is nearly complete. Living and patrolling the breathtaking skies from thousands of feet above, his soaring existence is brought crashing down when he rescues a beautiful stranger from a downed spacecraft. Her arrival triggers a chain of events that forces him to question everything he knows and puts the fate of humanity in his hands.
Disney is moving ahead with the sequel to Tron Legacy, “Tron 3,” as they are in talks with Jesse Wigutow to write the script, and director Joseph Kosinski is back on board as well.
THR reports that “Tron 3″ has become a priority for Disney, and while the film wasn’t as well-received as hoped, it did do well at the box office, bringing in around $400 million worldwide.
The previous producer on Tron Legacy, Justin Springer, is also back, and it’s said that no plot details are known at this time.
Wigutow is known for Eragon and penned The Crow remake for Relativity and is associated with other Disney movies including Peter and the Starcatchers and worked on Parallel as well.
Tron Legacy star Garrett Hedlund is also said to be a contender for the lead role in Disney and Marvel Studios’ Guardians of the Galaxy movie as Peter Quill, Star-Lord.