Perhaps it’s a sign of the times, but TRON just isn’t as cool as it used to be. Or maybe it wasn’t ever. To wit, the ratings for the animated series prequel/sequel TRON: Uprising have kind of tanked sine the show premiered, and if there’s any hope at all for a season two, then it lies with you, the viewer, says producer Edward Kitsis.
Let’s go to the begging, already in progress:
“I don’t know what the future [of Tron: Uprising] is now. I know at the present, I can say we need more viewers. I’m so proud of that show and I love that show and anyone who watches it loves that show. The problem is, not enough people are watching it. And so I would love to sound the alarm, because I love the characters and the world and it’s really… It’s a shame that more people aren’t watching it, because I think they’re missing out.
At this point, I don’t believe its fate has been decided. So if people keep watching, then there’s still a chance. Please watch. Tell your friends!”
TRON: Uprising follows a young(?) program voiced by Elijah Wood who’s being trained by TRON to lead a rebellion. The story takes place between the original TRON and TRON Legacy. I haven’t seen the show, but even if it sucks only half as hard as TRONLegacy, that’s still twice as much suckage as I’m willing to tolerate.
How about you, Bastards. Are you going to let Kitsis’ begging persuade you to watch the show?
It seems like every year fan-made trailers get better and better!
The latest movie to get the treatment is the sequel to Tron: Legacy, known only as Tron 3 (or Tr3n). Now, those of us who have been keeping watch for Tron news know that only recently did we get confirmation that director Joseph Kosinski and writers Edward Kitsis and Adam Horowitz were hammering out the details for the next film.
While Legacy wasn’t a huge success, it did make a substantial amount of money, so I am sure a sequel will eventually get made. Hopefully it won’t take as long as it did to get from Tron to its sequel!
So, as much as the creators of the trailer would like us to believe that Tron: Destiny is real, it sadly is not. But, the YouTube trailer below isn’t great at the beginning (it takes a while to get going). But once it does, it actually turns out to be pretty damn cool.
Be sure to give it a watch if you’re a fan of the Tron universe.
It’s all but officially confirmed, Tron 3, or Tr3n as I’ll be refferring to it, because I can, will be happening. Director of Tron: Legacy, Joseph Kosinski is promoting the film’s recent release on DVD and Blu-ray and while out and about with the press he’s mentioned where he envisions Tr3n going,
I think we will pick with where TRON: LEGACYleft off with Quorra in the real world and what does that mean and the possibilities it opens up for the next chapter. It’s that relationship between the two of them that’s the next step.
Dillinger was a really important part of the first film and felt like an easy way to continue that storyline and thread to have his son (Cillian Murphy) in the new movie. That way you have people ask those questions of what the Dillinger legacy is in the world of TRON. We didn’t want to ignore it completely and it leaves a really nice springboard for some intertwining development for the next film.
It would be fantastic to give Cillian Murphy more to do in the next film, he was dreadfully underused in Tron: Legacy. But of course the Tron movies are about the time spent on the grid. Which makes the mention of exploring Quorra adapting to the real world a little boring. I don’t think fans of the series want to spend much time in the real world, we want to travel into the world of the computer, that’s the films’ allure. The script, which hasn’t even been started, will most likely be penned by returning screenwriters, Adam Horowitz and Edward Kitsis.
Nothing too earth shattering in these snippets from Kosinski but it gives us some things to think about before Tr3n production kicks off. Like, is there much enthusiasm for a sequel to the mediocre Tron: Legacy? I enjoyed Legacy but it didn’t thrill me like Tron did as a child and the story felt flat. Jeff Bridges reprising his role was my favorite part, and I don’t mean the role of Flynn, I mean the Dude. I swear that’s who he was in Legacy, the Dude on the grid. Legacy made decent dough for Disney, enough they won’t ignore, about $400 million worldwide. Factor in all the merchandising, toys and DVD/Blu-ray sales and they’ve got themselves a nice little money making franchise.
Are you waiting with bated breath for Tr3n or are you tired of all this grid talk?
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.