The Grid giveth and the Grid taketh away. Things were looking up so high for TRON 3, its cast was coming together, a director was onboard, and a start date was set with studio space booked in Vancouver, the stage that hosted TRON: Legacy. Joseph Kosinski was going to direct, Olivia Wilde and Garrett Hedlund were going to reprise their Legacy roles, and with a little bit of good luck, Daft Punk was going to lay down some funky beats for the soundtrack. But no, just as quickly as TRON 3 became a thing, it’s now not a thing, and instead Disney will put its efforts into something probably either Star Wars or Marvel related. So what happened? (more…)
TRON 3. No, wait! Don’t run away! Look, I think many us might concede that TRON: Legacy was a bit of a disappointment; 18 years of hype will do that. You may recall that at the time there were all these great expectations about TRON becoming Disney‘s next great franchise: movie trilogies, animated series, theme park rides, video games and merch, merch more. However, that’s not how it all turned out, and since those early days following TRON: Legacy‘s release in December 2010, the idea of a third TRON has been more or less speculative as opposed to being something in actual development. But is that about to change? Film location insiders in Vancouver are saying, it might be. (more…)
Tron: Legacy wasn’t as good of a film as it could have been; weak on story telling and what not. Criticisms aside, it was still a fun movie with stunning visuals, exhilarating thrills and a pulse pounding soundtrack. The world and general idea of Tron is something most fans want to see more of (more Olivia Wilde in a skin tight light suit, come on son!). A third Tron film has been in talks for a while. We know Disney and director Joseph Kosinski are plotting away with the possibility. At the pace they’re going, however, it seems it’ll be another 28 years before another film will actually happen. Giving a more solid update comes Once Upon a Time creator and Legacy writer, Adam Horowitz who says (via Forbes) plans for the third film are indeed still moving forward: (more…)
In 1982, there was a quaint little Disney film by the name of Tron. It captured the imaginations of many during its time and created more than a few long-standing fans. More than 25 years later, in 2010, Disney sought to capitalize off this and put out a sequel called Tron: Legacy. They even did a single-season animated Tron series on television. And now, the rumors surrounding a possible third Tron flick look to be a little more solid. Check it out after the jump…
Most have heard by now that the Tron franchise is getting yet another installment. Tron: Legacy, while it may not have measured up to the strict expectations of many old school fans, did manage to make its fair share of cash and bring a pretty entertaining story. The third in the franchise, Tron 3 for lack of a working title, is currently in the scriptwriting stages. Legacy director Joseph Kosinski will be back to try his hands at this one as well, or at least as long as the idea is right, says he.
When asked about this project, Kosinski had this to say to Collider:
Well the only reason to go back, for me and I think for anyone involved would be if we could do something truly spectacular. We’ve been talking about it for a couple years and there’s always been this idea, a big idea, in the back of my head that we’ve been talking about. The idea itself, the notion of what the next Tron could be, is exciting enough that it would be worth going back to do it. Obviously we hinted some things at the end of Legacy, it’s kind of there for people to see what that potential is. So we just want to make sure that we have a script that delivers on that promise on an epic scale.
I’ve said it would have to be our Empire Strikes Back for me to come back and for me to pull the whole team back together. I think we do have that idea. We do have the idea that feels big and really blows the doors off this franchise. It’s hinted at promises of something for two movies now, for thirty years, so it’s time to deliver on that. But the script’s got to be at a level that makes it worth going back for, because it’s a lot of work to make a movie like this and it’s a multi-year project. So we’ve got our writer Jesse Wigutow on it right now writing, and fingers crossed if it all comes together, as we hope it will, there could be another Tron in the next few years, and it’s going to be awesome.
So there are still some conditions as to whether it will even get made or not, but at least it sounds hopeful. Currently finishing up on Oblivion, Kosinski had a few more things to say regarding how soon he might be able to start on the new Tron project:
There is certainly a chance, like I said; we’re writing the script now. Sometimes with these things all the pieces fall into place. I mean, we’ve been talking about this for years and we don’t have the script now, but sometimes things fall into place very quickly, and if everything lines up it could happen. That’s all I can say, it’s too early.
Personally, I’m glad to hear they’re taking their time on this one and that Kosinski seems dedicated to getting it right. As long as he learned a few lessons from making Tron: Legacy and can clean up some of the stuff that went wrong there, we could be looking at the kick-ass Tron flick that geeks were crossing their fingers for when the second movie arrived.
Thanks to /film for the heads-up.
Ready to go back to the grid? Well if writers Tron: Legacy, Edward Kitsis and Adam Horowitz are to be believed, we may be going back soon. While they won’t be writing the Tron threquel since they are now the showrunners for ABC’s Once Upon a Time, they can tell us who is. “Dave DiGilio is writing it. [Joseph Kosinski] is right now shooting Oblivion, but we’ve had a lot of meetings and conversations and we’ve seen the first draft of the Tron sequel.”
More possible spoilery type things are after the jump.
We’re still gearing up for The Avengers, but while Joss Whedon is thinking small regarding a possible sequel, rumor has it that Shane Black is thinking big for Iron Man 3.
According to Latino Review, Black is supposedly working toward adapting the Extremis story-line. That’s nano-bots, a tie to the Super Soldier Serum that turned Steve Rogers into Captain America, and a possible thematic shift back toward more real-world-relevant themes. How are nano-bots more real world than evil robot soldiers? Well they aren’t, but sadly a terrorist mounting an attack on US soil is, and in Extremis that is exactly what (Stark foe) Mallen does after being juiced up by the nano-bots. Tell me that isn’t a bit scarier than Mickey Rourke’s electric jump rope stunt in Monaco.
UK comic genius Warren Ellis created the Extremis story-line in 2005, and there is actually a nice little bit of coincidental symmetry there, since he will be working with Whedon on Wastelanders in the near future. Ellis also followed Whedon as writer on the Astonishing X-Men comic series re-launch a few years ago.
Iron Man 3 begins filming in May, obviously we haven’t yet reached the casting stage, though I imagine that shouldn’t be too far down the road. Any ideas on Mallen and Maya Hansen? How about Sal, Tony Stark’s hippie pal? Personally, I think Favreau blew it for us — no one plays a hippie like Jeff Bridges.
Source: Latino Review
Speaking of Jeff Bridges (see what I did there?), his Tron and Tron: Legacy co-star Bruce Boxleitner is getting a bit chatty about a possible Tron 3 in an interview with I Am Rogue.
It’s in the works. Anything could happen, but all I can say is, it’s in its formative stages. [Joseph] Kosinski, who is slated for it, he’s shooting another movie now, and then they’ll get around to doing that. I think somewhere around 2014, maybe. I’m talking way out of school here, but they can’t shoot me because I’m Tron.
Tron: Legacy made $172 million at the US box office, just $2 million above it’s estimated production budget according to Box Office Mojo, but it did perform well in the international market, pulling in an additional $228 million for a grand total of $400 million. Is that enough to actually justify another chapter in the series and another wallet busting budget? Boxleitner thinks so, but I’m not fully convinced. What do you think, will there be a third Tron, and if there is, do you care?
Source: Box Office Mojo
EDITORS NOTE: Article written by Nerd Bastards contributor Jason Tabrys
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: LEGACY left 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.