Disney's 'Tron 3' Sequel Cancelled, Despite Plans to Shoot This Year
Trouble in paradise. Multiple sources are reporting that Disney has apparently cancelled Tron 3, or rather, the next sequel to follow Tron Legacy. Though they may not agree with that wording, as THR writes that "the project was never officially greenlit", but in the end Disney has "chosen not to move forward with a third installment in the sci-fi series". A few months ago we also reported that Vancouver was preparing for another Tron shoot later this year, and that it was happening, plans were in place, and things were heading towards that potential start. However, that's no longer the case. So what's to blame? Apparently the dismal opening of Tomorrowland, which scared them from making another futuristic sci-fi movie. Well this sucks.
Disney's Tron Legacy was released in late 2010, and we've been waiting to see a follow-up ever since. Word is they finally had Joseph Kosinski back to direct, along with Garrett Hedlund and Olivia Wilde. The Wrap also says they were after Jared Leto and Olivia Munn to co-star in the sequel, however no deals were in place, so nothing is moving forward anymore. As explanation they add: "after the relative failure of Tomorrowland, Disney executives may not have wanted to gamble and risk exposing the studio to another loss." I'm not sure what to say, it sounds like this was a move to stop anything bad from happening before it could happen. Not that that was going to be the case anyway. Doesn't sound like Disney is very optimistic.
For now it sounds like there's not much hope for another Tron movie, at least in this movie climate, not in the near future. Nope, it's more superheroes crossing over and Disney animated movies turned live-action, all day, all night, plus of course Star Wars every year and maybe some Indiana Jones. We'll keep an eye out for any updates or other news, but most likely Kosinski will end up directing something else different next.