It’s been awhile since we’ve heard anything about a follow up to 2010’s TRON: Legacy, leading many to speculate that the sequel was quietly shelved. TRON: Legacy began production at a time when Disney was desperate to lure in a younger male demographic, but since then, the company has bought both Marvel and Lucasfilm, and with The Avengers and Star Wars in their pocket, most assumed that TRON would be left in the dust.
But it appears that the rumors of TRON‘s demise might be a bit premature; a report from a local paper in Vancouver is saying that the third TRON movie is scheduled to start shooting in that city this fall, and further reports suggest that Legacy director Joseph Kosinski will be back in the director’s chair, as well as star Garrett Hedlund. TRON: Legacy might not have set the world on fire upon its release, but it did make money(especially with merchandising rights), and was considerably more financially successful than the original movie ever was (even adjusted for inflation, the original TRON wouldn’t have even broken $100 million dollars in today’s box office-and if that movie could earn a sequel, certainly the more profitable TRON: Legacy could). Plus, Legacy was a visually stunning movie, with gorgeous production design and great effects, coupled with one of the absolute best scores to a genre movie in years, courtesy of Daft Punk.
All of that might make a third film seem like a shoe-in, right? Not so fast. Our reports might suggest otherwise. Join Jessica Chobot for a special edition of Nerdist News in which we break down what you need to know about the TRON threequel, including the surprising rumor of who could be scoring the film.
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