Tron: Legacy didn’t exactly inflame the hearts of movie buffs when it was released in 2010, but its $ 400 million global box office gross was more than enough to convince its fans that the film deserved a sequel. That sequel never came, but the hype around the Tron universe has never been higher than it is today, and it seems that all those patient fans can finally have something to celebrate. Disney is in fact thinking about a sequel to Tron: Legacy, with the feeling that this is the right time to explore the story even more.
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During an appearance in the Light the Fuse podcast, Disney music director Mitchell Leib opened the door to the future of the Tron franchise, overseeing the production of Daft Punk’s beloved opera for Tron: Legacy. Not only did Leib speak to a sequel duo, but he also confirmed that there is already a script that Disney really likes. Now, with Disney + finally active, Tron 3 could actually see the light.
Now that there is Disney + I think there are opportunities to create content that we would not otherwise have been able to create. We usually only work on films that guarantee billions of dollars at the box office. On the one hand it is great, on the other it is a very tight sleeve, and Disney + I think it will offer us the opportunity to expand and become much more diversified in the type of content we can create. I had lunch with Paul Hahn to help start a conversation about a Tron sequel. We have a fantastic script, I mean a truly phenomenal script that we are very excited about. Considering that the times were not right years ago, I think we feel the times are right now, and I feel like we have learned many lessons from the last film.
Leib went on to say that one of the most important pieces of the puzzle would be to get Daft Punk involved in another Tron, which the group seems willing to do. Disney also seems to hope that the director of Tron: Legacy, Joseph Kosinski, will return to direct the third film:
The first right thing to do is try to involve Daft Punk and they seem to agree. They are always open to everything, but you have to take it as it comes and see what the circumstances are. We don’t even know who would direct it, I mean, we hope Joe Kosinski will come back with us. Many things must fall into the right places at the right time, but surely there is an open mind about this project.
In short, there is still nothing concrete regarding Tron 3, outside of what appears to be a complete script. But that’s more than enough to clarify that Disney has every intention of returning to explore the world of Tron.