Back around 2010, Disney opted to go all-in on the TRON property. In addition to dumping obscene amounts of money into the long-awaited sequel TRON Legacy, they also put in a good amount of resources into the animated series TRON Uprising (which was actually pretty solid, and really was ahead of its time in terms of serialization in animation). Sadly, neither the film nor the show really performed up to expectations.
The film took in a respectable $400 million, but given its $170 million budget, it was likely not quite enough to really justify being made from a financial standpoint. Additionally, the movie’s critical reception was middling at best, with it getting a 50% on Rotten Tomatoes and most fans being kind of “meh” on the whole thing. Still, there has been a lingering enthusiasm for a follow-up. But is it anything that’s possible? /Film caught up with co-producer Justin Springer, and he seemed at least interested in the possibility.
“Look, I will never stop being interested in making a TRON movie. I love the opportunity to do it. It’s a title that never really goes away internally. There’s always people around the company who like it a whole lot. And so, we’ll see what happens. It would be great to get the opportunity to do it again. It’s interesting – what I will say is that I think it continues to be relevant both in its ideas and also just the visual iconography of it. I think people are still are interested in it and it still feels contemporary to me. So it’s just about finding the right time, right script, and the right people at the studio saying “yes.” You know, just the usual.”
In short…there are no updates around a TRON 3 yet. Perhaps there’s someone over there hard at work on a story and script. Perhaps there is an exec who will champion it at some point. But right now, there appear to be no gears turning. But, seeing as TRON Legacy took 28 years to get made after its predecessor, we’re still ahead of schedule, right?
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