Tron 3 or no Tron 3? That tis’ the question. At a recent appearance at WonderCon to help promote the dvd/blue ray release of Tron: Legacy (as if they it didn’t make enough in theaters) the cast and crew members talked or rather evaded talking about this pressing issue. Whenever the topic came up they would utter the sly remark, “Well, if we make another one…”.
However, Disney has confirmed that director Joseph Kosinski along with his writing team of Edward Kitsis and Adam Horowitz will be working on Tron 3. After all, Tron: Legacy was a success, despite popular belief. In fact, Joepsh Kosinski is now the highest-grossing first-time director of a live-action film in Hollywood history beating out J.J. Abrams’ Mission Impossible III. Tron: Legacy made $399 million world wide taking out Abrams’ $397.5 million for MI3. This is all before the DVD / blu-ray was released. Tron: Legacy was made for around $165 million bucks so it made a decent profit in theaters, made a ton of money off merch, and will make even more with the Blu-ray release. So naysayers, it’s a money maker.
So why all the coyness with the a third flick?! Why not just announce it already? It seems to be that they want to build up the fan base for Tron even MORE before releasing another film. Kosinksi explains this quite well when he comments on the animated Tron Uprising,
“Legacy played really well to people in their twenties and thirties, but it actually didn’t bring in kids. So we hope Uprising will bring a new generation of fans in the same way that Clone Wars has brought a new generation to Star Wars.“
So basically, they’re taking a page out of Tranfsormers’ book and focusing on merchandising. In other words, don’t be surprised if you start seeing McDonalds commercials feat. Tron action figures in Happy Meals sometime in the near future! Or maybe Burger King. They usually get the toys for the shit movies. YES, Tron: Legacy was shit, don’t even argue.