A listing in the industry trade Production Weekly may have very well revealed the title of the third film in the Tron franchise. According to publication, the sequel to Tron: Legacy may be called Tron: Ascension.
Arriving in theaters 28 years after the original film, Legacy earned just north of $400 million worldwide. Reviews for the sequel were mixed, with only a 51% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, and the studio would've probably liked to see a better return on their $170 million investment, but talk of another sequel lived on.
There hasn't been too much to report on a third Tron, except for Legacy's director Joseph Kosinski talking up the idea of an epic sequel. Here's what he told Collider back in 2012:
"Well the only reason to go back, for me and I think for anyone involved would be if we could do something truly spectacular. We’ve been talking about it for a couple years and there’s always been this idea, a big idea, in the back of my head that we’ve been talking about. The idea itself, the notion of what the next Tron could be, is exciting enough that it would be worth going back to do it. Obviously we hinted some things at the end of Legacy, it’s kind of there for people to see what that potential is. So we just want to make sure that we have a script that delivers on that promise on an epic scale."
The latest on the third film is this tweet, which reveals the current working title:
Details for the film remain scarce, but we do know that David DiGilio and Jesse Wigutow have taken a pass at writing it. Kosinski will return to direct, and it's expected that Garrett Hedlund and Bruce Boxleitner will reprise their roles. There's also still the possibility that Jeff Bridges could pop back up.
SOURCE: Production Weekly