Tron: Legacy director Joseph Kosinski says there continues to be an interest over at Disney to do a sequel to the 2010 film.
Before Disney acquired Marvel and Lucasfilm, they were hoping for Tron to blow up as a tentpole franchise. While Tron: Legacy received mixed reviews, it did well enough at the box office and has since earned a cult following like the first film. In recent years, there was also a beloved Tron animated series as well, which was eventually canceled after one season.
A sequel to Tron: Legacy was green-lit, but Disney later abandoned the project before filming began. Since then, there have been reports that Jared Leto was in talks to star in a reboot, but there has been no news on that project since. It was also recently revealed that a Tron series for Disney Plus was also in the works before that was canceled as well. Director Joseph Kosinski has gone on to helm films like Oblivion and Top Gun: Maverick, but he revealed in an interview with Comicbook.com that Disney is still interested in a Tron: Legacy sequel:
“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. 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.”
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Here is the synopsis for Tron: Legacy:
Disney presents a high-tech motion picture unlike anything you’ve ever seen. Immerse yourself in the digital world of TRON: Legacy, as celebrated actor Jeff Bridges stars in a revolutionary visual effects adventure beyond imagination. When Flynn, the world’s greatest video game creator, sends out a secret signal from an amazing digital realm, his son discovers the clue and embarks on a personal journey to save his long-lost father. With the help of the fearless female warrior Quorra, father and son venture through an incredible cyber universe and wage the ultimate battle of good versus evil.
Directed by Joseph Kosinski, Tron: Legacy stars Jeff Bridges, Garrett Hedlund, Olivia Wilde, Bruce Boxleitner, and Michael Sheen.
Tron: Legacy is available on Blu-ray, DVD, digital, and streaming on Disney Plus.