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– by Nick Doll

Back in 2010, Tron: Legacy was supposed to kick off a series of new Tron films, likely a trilogy, but the film just didn’t deliver the box office numbers to warrant a sequel. Prior to seeing the film’s gross, Disney had the director of Legacy, Joseph Kosinski, developing the sequel Tron: Ascension. So, seven years later are we any closer to getting a new Tron film, either Ascension or something new?

ComingSoon.net recently sat down with Kosinski, and asked him about if we would ever see Ascension as it stood seven years ago, or the more recent iteration with Jared Leto attached:

“Jared and I had actually been talking about Tron since Tron: Legacy back in 2009. We almost put him in that movie, actually in [the End of Line club] scene! So Jared’s a huge fan and we actually batted around ideas and I was talking to him about that role in Ascension, but we only got to the script stage on that. We never really moved beyond that and that’s sort of where it sits for now.”

It sounds unlikely that we will be seeing another Tron film anytime soon, with or without Leto and Kosinski.

Kosinski is next set to direct Tom Cruise in Top Gun: Maverick, a sequel to the 1986 film Top Gun.

Would you be interested in another Tron film? Let us know your thoughts in the comment section below!

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SOURCE: ComingSoon.net

  • TheOct8pus

    They should do a sequel every 30 years, when the technology from the previous film becomes laughably outdated….

    • Kindofabigdeal

      But Top Gun doesn’t look laughably outdated. 🙁

      • TheOct8pus

        As long as the new Top Gun has a homoerotic beach volleyball match, I’ll be happy

  • Kronx

    It worked great in the 80s because most people knew nothing about computers and just considered them to be magic boxes that were going to somehow lead to talking jetpacks by 1999. But by 2010 the computer IQ of the audience had grown enough to make it more difficult to swallow the core fantasy of the movie.

    The sequel wasn’t horrible, but it was about 5 years too early with that anti-aging technology. It was also light on plot and character. Really, it reminded me a lot of classic 80s fantasy in that they generally started pretty cool, but once the effects budget was gone mid-film they became 40 minutes of actors sneaking around castles and such.

    • donzai

      the film looked spectacular. the problem with the sequal? it was the same film as the first. they even rode the space monorails lol. should have had a vastly different plot. but damn the movie looked good, sounded good, and the action was solid. i love watching it even tho the script was shit.

      • Kronx

        Made me a Daft Punk fan.

  • Brafdorf

    Blade Runner was another warning shot that consumers just want empty super hero garbage thrown at them

  • Kindofabigdeal

    Meh, give me another Last Starfighter instead.

  • Moby85

    Tron: Legacy was a film where it was style over substance but dang son, if I don’t enjoy just going to down on a bucket of cream cheese icing once in awhile without needing it to be on something. Watched the film again a few weeks ago and it was a lot of fun. Great visuals, my favorite soundtrack of all time, and it felt very Tron-like. Not sure what the heck the plot was, but it was fun.

    • Behemothrex

      I agree Legacy is still better than most of the crap being put out today, and the 3rd would be a lot less digital and more analog if they all came to the real world. I need more Jeff Bridges!

  • Victor Roa

    The smartest thing in original Tron was visual representation of a Bit
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/b984733e3600497b8280f7d20d0b460287f933553dc90e9d9b80231df64370af.gif
    That helps a young geek (the target audience) to understand computers. They should take that a step further and ask: What does WiFi look like? What does Smart Phone look like inside? How do Drones looks like inside? What does spam clogged up email visualize? I feel like that alone could have help broaden it’s appeal for everyone to enjoy the visuals and have them to relate with today.