Sadly, it doesn't sound like a third TRON movie is going to be happening, which is rather surprising since the last entry in the series raked in nearly half a billion dollars worldwide.
TRON: Legacy director Joseph Kosinski recently spoke at a screening of the film and revealed that a third movie is currently “currently in cryogenic freeze” but added that were it to go ahead it was going to be a real world invasion movie with elements of The Grid coming to our reality.
Speaking with Collider, Kosinski says that TRON: Ascension was about eight months away from production before Disney pulled the plug on the project.
"I think we got the script to about 80%. We were in good shape. We were probably eight or nine months out, which is still a good amount of distance from being ready to shoot it, but I think the script was in good shape. 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."
Here's hoping Disney will one day take TRON: Ascension out of the deepfreeze.
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