‘TRON: Legacy‘ Director Wants Disney to Make Scrapped Sequel. Director Joseph Kosinski is very interested in developing a third TRON film for Disney, and he has a pretty good argument as to why Disney should highly consider creating another movie.
“There’s always been an interest since Legacy [for a sequel]. There’s always been talk and murmuring of doing another and continuing the story,” Kosinski shared while speaking with ComicBook.com. “I was in China a few years ago and saw them building the TRON ride in Shanghai, which, apparently, is pretty amazing, I would love to experience that at some point. I think it’s still a nice jewel in the crown of Disney IP and I think there are fans and people petitioning and pushing to continue it inside the halls of Disney. So I think it could happen. Like anything, it just needs the right confluence of … it’s all about timing and the right elements and everything’s got to come together for a movie to happen. I think it’s possible and I think it’s worthy of it. I think there’s enough ideas in the franchise, and the fact that it is so unique and nothing else looks or sounds like it, that TRON story. There is, I think, a future for the franchise and I hope they keep making them.”
“Whenever a TRON comes out, it needs to push the envelope in some way, or in every way,” the filmmaker shared. “That’s a fundamental requirement of a TRON movie, is it needs to be ambitious on a filmmaking level and hopefully on a narrative level, and the ideas behind it. [Director] Steven Lisberger’s ideas for the first movie were so ahead of their time. I think it’s imperative that that be a part of any TRON movie. I don’t ever see TRON being something where you pump one out every two years. You just can’t. They’re too hard to make. It’s got to be a passion project and it’s got to really be reaching for something different and innovative and ambitious, because that’s in the DNA of it.”
Producer Justin Springer is also interested in developing a sequel to TRON: Legacy and is just waiting for the studio to change its mind about shelving the project.
“Look, I will never stop being interested in making a TRON movie,” Springer shared. “I love the opportunity to do it. It’s a title that never really goes away internally. There’s always people around the company who like it a whole lot. And so, we’ll see what happens. It would be great to get the opportunity to do it again. It’s interesting – what I will say is that I think it continues to be relevant both in its ideas and also just the visual iconography of it. I think people are still are interested in it and it still feels contemporary to me. So it’s just about finding the right time, right script, and the right people at the studio saying “yes.” You know, just the usual.”
“The [sequel] was called, ‘TRON: Ascension‘… What I’m excited about is the concept, which is an invasion movie from inside the machine coming out as opposed to one we’ve usually seen. So we hinted at that at the end of Legacy with Quorra coming out, but the idea for Ascension was a movie that was, the first act was in the real world, the second act was in the world of TRON, or multiple worlds of TRON, and the third act was totally in the real world. And I think that really opens up, blows open the concept of TRON in a way that would be thrilling to see on screen. But there’s also a really interesting character study in Quorra and a ‘Stranger in a Strange Land,’ trying to figure out where she belongs having lived in the real world for a few years, and where does she fit in.”
With the release of Disney’s new streaming service, Disney+ many fans believe the film, or potentially a series, would do well on the streaming platform that is in need of some new content to get fans excited about the service all over again. Disney has not commented on the potential usage of the streaming service for a TRON sequel, but they have noticeably began to explore releasing previously shelved projects on Disney+ that have been well received by subscribers.
Only time will tell if Disney will relaunch the Tron project and we certainly hope they do! Especially with the new Tron Coastercoming to The Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World in 2021. Be sure to check back here at Chip and Co. for all things Disney!
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