In the years since the release of “Tron Legacy,” there’s been several rumors of a third “Tron” movie going forward. Yet each time it seemed to stall with the most recent round, suggesting everything was a go for an October start of filming date, sadly met with a follow-up about the project’s cancellation not long before Comic Con.
One person whose been upset by these on again, off again rumors regarding what’s been labeled “Tron Ascension” is none other Tron himself, actor Bruce Boxleitner. Speaking with Slashfilm regarding his the new season of his TV series “Cedar Cove,” he was asked about his reaction to the recent scuttling of the next “Tron”:
“I’m done with it. I’ve moved on. I hate to say that but it’s been too up and down for me. I would rather not just keep going. I don’t want to repeat my career anymore. That’d be like, ‘Let’s reboot Scarecrow and Mrs. King.’ No, I’m not interested. Or Babylon 5.
[I was] very much surprised [by the cancellation]. Not that I was privy to anything, but once in a while I got little snippets of information. Since we shoot Cedar Cove in Vancouver, I did hear a lot from up there. There’s several publications and blogs that are about what jobs are coming, what films are in preproduction, stuff like that. TRON was always on those lists. They were very close to actually shooting.
It breaks my heart, but I understand the times move on. Disney, it’s not in their [wheelhouse] anymore. The animated series [had] a lot of promise, they didn’t stick with that either. I don’t think they really want it anymore. I think they’ve got Star Wars. They’ve got Marvel. Legacy was successful. I’m not sure that they really had that much interest anymore. I hate to say that because I think there’s a lot more to go.”
Boxleitner goes into a longer and sadly heart-breaking explanation which you can read here. It seems for now the only future project regarding “Tron” is a themed attraction being built in the Shangai Disneyland’s Tomorrowland section.