If you’ve heard it once, you’ve heard it a million times. “If the idea is good enough, we’ll do it.” It’s the tried and true response from Hollywood filmmakers when asked about a potential sequel to a popular film and the implications are two fold. First, it implies the first film was made without an idea for a sequel, which is probably why it was good in the first place. Second, it means they have no idea what that sequel could be.
In the case of Tron 3, which is the title we’re using for the sequel to Tron: Legacy, there is an idea. Screenwriter Jesse Wigutow is writing it and star Garret Hedlund is expecting to come back. If that happens, he’ll return under the eye of Legacy director Joseph Kosinski. Kosinski, the director of the upcoming Tom Cruise film Oblivion, recently spoke about the idea for Tron 3 and 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.” What could that idea be? He didn’t say, but he hinted at a few things and we can speculate together after the jump. Read More »
Anyone who has seen Tron: Legacy saw this one coming from a mile away, but Garrett Hedlund has confirmed that he will be back for Tron 3. Details are scarce but the film is currently undergoing a rewrite over at Disney by screenwriter Jesse Wigutow. The news certainly confirms that the story will continue where we left off in Tron: Legacy, with the son of Flynn bringing a computer program out into the real world and the implications of that. Read more after the jump. Read More »
Posted on Wednesday, December 5th, 2012 by Angie Han
Disney’s high hopes for Tron: Legacy weren’t quite realized when the film opened in 2010. The sci-fi sequel earned just $172 million domestically, which doesn’t sound so impressive when you realize it had a production budget of $170 million. Still, it ultimately managed to draw $400 million worldwide — enough to get the studio moving, albeit not very quickly, on another installment.
Now, two years later, the project finally seems to be picking up some momentum. Jesse Wigutow has just been hired to write the script, taking over for David DiGilio (Eight Below). Joseph Kosinski is still attached to direct. More after the jump.
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Lots of hypothetical films in various stages of development make up the bulk of this edition of Sequel Bits. Hit the jump to read about the following:
- Chris Hemsworth talks more about how Thor 2 will be more real, Stellan Skarsgard hopes to return.
- Empire Magazine has a bunch of new photos from Skyfall.
- Beetlejuice 2 will likely deal with modern issues.
- Olivia Wilde says Quorra in Tron 3 would be like the mermaid in Splash.
- Joss Whedon‘s experience on The Avengers means he’d be intersted in directing the sequel.
- Chrisopher Mintz-Plasse is tweeting about Kick-Ass 2.
- Star Trek 2 is just about done shooting in Los Angeles and moving to another location.
- Robert Rodriguez will likely direct all of Machete Kills himself, even if it happens at the same time as Sin City: A Dame to Kill For.
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Despite the relatively tepid financial and critical reception TRON: Legacy got in 2010, everyone who would potentially be involved in a sequel still believes it will happen. Tron himself, Bruce Boxleitner, keeps giving potential start dates, Legacy director Joseph Kosinski has talked about the plot and the screenwriters of that film, Edward Kitsis and Adam Horowitz, handed the writing reigns for a third movie to Dave DiGilio.
At WonderCon, Kitsis and Horowitz – who were on hand to promote the show that took then away from Tron, Once Upon A Time, confirmed they’d read DiGilio’s first draft and couldn’t help be do a little teasing. Read more after the jump. Read More »
Posted on Monday, March 12th, 2012 by Angie Han
We’ve got some quick hits on the sci-fi action-adventure sequel front today, including:
- Bruce Boxleitner’s prediction on when TRON 3 will get going
- Vin Diesel’s snapshots from the Riddick set
- Sony’s just announced release date for the Robocop remake
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At the D23 Expo last week, speculation ran rampant about what new films Disney would announce. Two years ago, D23 was where they officially announced Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides and this year, we got the confirmation of two upcoming Pixar movies. One thing that wasn’t mentioned, at least by the Disney executives, was Tron 3, a sequel to Tron: Legacy. We know writer David DiGilio was hired to write a script but nothing is expected to be made official until the new TV show, Tron: Uprising, hits in 2012.
But while the executive were mum when it came to Tron 3, the man himself wasn’t. Bruce Boxleitner who played the title character in both movies, told a fan at the convention that the third film is “a done deal” and even dropped a release date: 2013. Don’t believe us? Watch the video yourself after the break. Read More »
We’d all surmised that TRON 3, a sequel to 2010’s TRON: Legacy, was likely to happen. But with director Joseph Kosinski busy with one thing and writers Adam Horowitz and Edward Kitsis back working on TV, the project seemed frozen. That’s not the case anymore. Disney has just hired David DiGilio, whose only previous feature film credit was writing the Paul Walker dog movie Eight Below, to write the next chapter in the saga. But will it actually make it to production? Read more after the jump. Read More »
Cool Posts From Around the Web:
We probably won’t see a third Tron film go into production any time soon, nevermind see a traile (however, you never know with the kind of surprises Disney likes to drop at Comic-Con). Some Tron fans have created a movie trailer for a Tron: Legacy sequel titled Tron: Destiny. I would credit them by name, but they insisted on uploading the fake trailer to YouTube, trying to claim that it might be a leaked real deal. Of course, it isn’t. The short trailer, found by ToplessRobot, features a cast of unknowns, some horrible dialogue, but is surprisingly well produced and has a couple cool moments near the end. Watch it now embedded after the jump.
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Remember the good old days of 2010 when it seemed like we posted a story about TRON or TRON: Legacy every day? With the Blu-rays out now, it feels like a perfect time to go back those good old days, bask in the nostalgia, and talk about what’s next for the franchise, mainly TRON 3. Though TRON: Legacy‘s success was a point of contention, it ended up just about making back its reported $170 million budget in the United States and totaling about $400 million worldwide. Not a super crazy blockbuster, but not numbers Disney can ignore either. Rumors about a sequel began to spread.
Legacy director Joseph Kosinski has been out stomping for the Blu-ray and, in one interview, was pretty frank about where he thinks a sequel would start and what it would contain. He also confirmed that early story talks have begun. Read some of his quotes after the break. Read More »