Tron: Legacy director Joseph Kosinksi has revealed that a story for a third Tron movie is currently being ironed out ready for the scripting process.
Kosinski’s visually ambitious sequel failed to entirely set the box office alight (it scraped back its $170m budget in US cinemas), while the critics weren’t impressed.
But decent worldwide profit (near the $400m mark) means that Disney are considering continuing the franchise with a third entry. And Kosinski is pretty sure where the story goes from here.
“I think we will pick with where Tron: Legacy left off,” he reveals, “with Quorra in the real world and what does that mean and the possibilities it opens up for the next chapter. It’s that relationship between the two of them that’s the next step.”
Meanwhile, Cillain Murphy’s role as the son of Dillinger could be expanded for the threequel, after Murphy made a brief appearance in Legacy.
“Dillinger was a really important part of the first film and felt like an easy way to continue that storyline and thread to have his son in the new movie,” says Kosinski.
“That way you have people ask those questions of what the Dillinger legacy is in the world of Tron. We didn’t want to ignore it completely and it leaves a really nice springboard for some intertwining development for the next film.”
Just because story talks are taking place, though, doesn’t meant the threequel is guaranteed to get a greenlight.
“Once we get a script we’re all really happy with, we’ll take it to the powers that be and see if we can go back to the grid,” Kosinski says. Watch this (grid) space.
Source: Assignment X
Do we need a Tron 3? Or was Legacy bad enough? Chuck us your thoughts below...