Disney has just essentially confirmed that ‘Tron 3’ is officially in development.
The hype for more Tron has never been higher than it is today, and it appears that all of those patient fans may finally have something to celebrate. The folks at Disney are most definitely looking into a sequel to Tron: Legacy, with many feeling that the time is now right to explore more of the story. 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. Jared Leto is reportedly in talks to star and a director search is underway. The studio reportedly remains “hopeful” that ‘Tron: Legacy’ director Joseph Kosinski returns.
According to the Light The Fuse Podcast interview (a podcast dedicated to Mission Impossible), the Tron 3 script they have is terrific and is structure as more of a “sequel” than a “reboot”. He also added that the ‘Tron: Legacy’ cast could return. He even hinted that this film could be a rejuvenation of the cancelled ‘Tron: Ascension’ which saw “The Grid invade the real world” and also feature a rumored character named Ares.
Listen to the interview here.