Tron 3 Coming? Reports Say #FlynnLives
Okay, okay. I worked hard to get the hashtag in there: #FlynnLives, indeed. And, for the first time in a while, the sentiment (almost) rings true. It sounds like Tron 3 (or something to that effect) is in development.
An Update on ‘Tron’ (Exclusive) https://t.co/OGtr3Q9gJ5
— Derek Cornell (@thederekcornell) July 7, 2020
Derek Cornell from TheDisInsider.com reported:
A couple of months back, our trusted source informed us that a Tron reboot with Jared Leto is still in the works with a director search underway. Now, that is not the most significant update I’ve heard. From what I’ve been told, the film is expected to be more of Tron sequel rather than a reboot, and the cast from Tron: Legacy could return. It is unknown at this time if the film will follow the same story as the canceled third Tron film, Tron: Ascension, which would have seen the machine world of The Grid invade the real world. That was also rumored to have featured a character called Ares.
Meanwhile, Cornell, and also ComicBook.com’s Charles Ridgely reported on info delivered via podcast:
During an appearance on the Light the Fuse podcast, Disney music executive Mitchell Leib opened up about the future of the Tron franchise, having overseen the production of Daft Punk’s beloved work on Tron: Legacy. Not only has Leib been talking with the music duo about a sequel, but he also confirmed that there was already a script that Disney really likes. Now with Disney+ alive and thriving, Tron 3 may actually happen.
You can listen to that podcast, here.
Very Excited About The New Tron Script
Ridgely quoted Leib saying:
“Disney+ I think is going to afford us the opportunity to expand and get much more diversified in the kind of content we can create. And Daft Punk has a bit of a television and movie development company, and all kinds of things they’re into, businesses they’re into. So I had lunch with Paul Hahn to further a bit of a starting conversation that we’re looking at making a sequel to Tron now, we’re looking at Tron 3. And we’ve got a great script, I mean a really phenomenal script that we’re very excited about. Whereas the timing wasn’t right to have done it years ago, I think we feel like the timing is right now, and I feel like we’ve learned a lot of lessons from that last movie.”
There’s always a but and the below is also a correct sentiment:
Friendly reminder that "in development" doesn't = "greenlit." I can not find a credible source about the Tron 3 news. Even if it's confirmed to be in development, it's been in development for 389 years. That doesn't mean much if there are no new, concrete details.
— Alisha Grauso (@AlishaGrauso) July 7, 2020
Balancing that completely rational input is my own anticipation for the upcoming Tron coaster in the Magic Kingdom’s Tomorrowland.
Maybe it really is time for Tron 3?
Keep it here.