Joseph Kosinksi talks Tron 3

“I think we’ll pick up where Tron: Legacy left off”


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.

Do we need a Tron 3? Or was Legacy bad enough? Chuck us your thoughts below...


    • xpialidoceous

      Apr 11th 2011, 12:07

      The original Tron was groundbreaking for FX movies - but apart from that it was quite dull. Legacy just continued along that same path, fun for the first 20 minutes - horrible to sit through to the bitter end. And since studios fail to learn from their mistakes, Tron 3 will probably be no different. It's best to leave it alone.

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    • Nashnash

      Apr 11th 2011, 12:33

      Why though? I don't get it. Legacy was c**p. Some people are just f*****g stupid.

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    • Krooshlash

      Apr 11th 2011, 13:04

      Total Film, believe it or not, not everyone has seen Tron: Legacy. Perhaps you should consider this in the future and maybe post some spoiler warnings. Particularly around the news Cillian Murphy made an appearance in the movie. Poor form out of you lot.

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    • mongal9

      Apr 11th 2011, 14:29

      Well I think Tron Legacy was brilliant and although the story a little dull still a good film. Also I don't think enough recognition for making the ageing actors look younger was given absolutely terrific. I look forward to a sequel and good on disney for giving it another go

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    • flashfanatic1

      Apr 11th 2011, 15:24

      Apart from the soundtrack I found it to be a fairly dull & uninteresting film unlike the original, so god knows why he'd want to follow on from it ?

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    • Baltaziede

      Apr 23rd 2011, 12:00

      I think Tron Legacy is quite good film, but the idea of the third movie sounds bad.

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