Disney is Already Close to Greenlighting a Sequel to Tron Legacy?
Though the reviews may be split almost right down the middle, you can't deny that Tron Legacy created some massive buzz and really pleased some hardcore geeks out there. It's also great to see the power of Comic-Con hype result in a big blockbuster and its moderately successful release. Well now it sounds like Tron Legacy was successful enough that the seeds planted in the franchise reboot of sorts may get a chance to grow. AICN has word from their "Grapevine of Industry Insiders" that Disney is incredibly close to greenlighting a sequel to keep the story of Sam Flynn pushing forward, so we won't have to wait another 28 years for a sequel this time.
Nothing is official yet, and it's not clear when Disney might make this announcement, but it's not really surprising. Even though the film had plenty of closure, there's definitely some subplots left open to be dealt with at a later time (especially one concerning a great actor as a new character with ties to a villain from the original Tron). And while Tron Legacy wasn't as huge a success as an installment of Harry Potter, the worldwide box office take is nothing to ignore, and the merchandising that comes with the franchise certainly helps. As someone who thoroughly enjoyed Tron Legacy (even though it has plenty of flaws), I'm interested in seeing where the story goes from here (especially if Daft Punk does the score again). How about you?