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Disney Interested in a Tron Trilogy, If Legacy Performs Well

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March 2, 2010
Source: Blue Sky Disney

Tron Legacy

Sometime this week the first official trailer for Tron Legacy will finally hit the web and everyone will then know why the rest of us are excited for this movie. Although it took some 28 years for Disney to greenlight a sequel to Tron, the execs are finally getting a sense of how many fans are anxiously waiting for this sequel, and it looks like they're now trying to turn it into a much bigger franchise as well. The Blue Sky Disney blog is saying that Disney wants Tron Legacy to be the first movie in a new trilogy (not including the original Tron) and the start of an animated TV series, but they're waiting to see how well it performs this December.

Here's the part from the Blue Sky Disney update that specifically talks about Disney's desire for a trilogy.

"On the theatrical front, this could be the beginning of a new trilogy. And I'm not talking about including the original Tron. If all goes according to plan you could see this as the first in a trilogy of films that start with the word "Tron" and end somewhere else... Legacy is only the beginning. There are preliminary plans to milk this into a franchise of "Pirate" proportions. And the buzz from it so far is very good."

Once you see the trailer, I'm sure you'll want a trilogy as well. There is no movie I'm more excited for right now than Tron Legacy and as long as they keep this in the hands of smart filmmakers like Joe Kosinski, we have nothing to worry about. However, this is a quintessential example of Hollywood being completely out of touch with its audience. Any typical Tron fan would have obviously supported Kosinski if they were shown the test footage from Comic-Con, but from the very start, the execs at Disney have been weary about supporting this sequel. It took a Comic-Con crowd to convince them to even give Kosinski the greenlight to begin with and now they're unsure if it'll even be a success. It's going to be huge, Disney, I'm certain of that!

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  • Cody
    I hope this is as awesome as the hype/viral marketing machine is making it out to be....but like I said before if its anything like that comiccon test video I saw last year, this is gonna be absolutely amazing.
  • People's Champ
    I'm sure Disney would have a trilogy set up for every movie they release if they performed well.
  • aaron
    Bring on the trailer already! Can't wait to see it.
  • Aaron H
    why does the movie industry continue to destroy movies by continuing to turn out sequel after sequel until a movie is run into the ground. There is no quality of content anymore and they continue to run on the heels of a well performing movie. I think the sequel to TRON was a great idea, given the cult following that it has and how far special effects have come since the original came out I think it was the right move but to then continue it into a trilogy is just ridiculous and i fear will ruin the whole concept of what tron was. How many sequels have we seen as of late that have been absolutely awful as they continue to make more more movies based on a single idea
  • Voice of Reason
    wow....Disney wants to milk something for all its worth...shocker
  • jeffrey
    #5 Your hilarious! They probably let go of Miramax just for this reason. Hope it was worth it. I seem to remember another hopeful trilogy tanking bad....The Mat...um...Mat....no wait it had that guy from Point Break in it. Oh yeah Bill and Teds Excellent Adventure...lololol
  • http://www.10mfh.com Wugmanmax
    Oh man, I have been waiting for a sequel for 28 years. This is going to be so awesome.
  • Cisco
    I'm just waiting to hear Alex's sudden turn of opinion if this flops. It's happened before.
  • http://www.firstshowing.net Alex Billington
    ^ I'm sorry but you do realize there's a difference of opinion from the early hype and the movie itself (as in, once I get to see it). I expect to love it but I can't predict what will happen. I don't change my opinion unless it deteriorates with time. Let's hear some of your so sound opinions if you've got 'em?
  • DiR3cT
    That be right.

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