Even before the release of “TRON Legacy” in 2010, there was talk of a third film in the franchise. Actor Cillian Murphy’s cameo in ‘Legacy’ in many ways was pure setup for that as he was to become the main antagonist of a third feature.
‘Legacy’ scored a release and ultimately made $400 million worldwide – a very strong number, but considering the film’s $170 million production budget it wasn’t enough to either justify or instantly dismiss a sequel. Sadly though, a few months on, it seemed that plans for said third film were effectively scuttled.
In a new interview with ScreenRant this week, producer and former Disney development executive Brigham Taylor says that hopes remains alive at the studio. Asked if there was still life in the cult-favorite sci-fi franchise, he said:
“I always hope for that. I just had a wonderful visit to Shanghai, where they have an amazing attraction based on Tron Legacy. The designers just did such an amazing job creating the feeling of stepping onto The Grid, and that indelible visual world that Lisberger created and Kosinski explored… and I think there’s a real stickiness to that that I hope can grow into a film or whatever else. So I don’t know what I’d ‘hint’ at other than that I hope for that, and that there’s obviously been conversations.”
No details of what the third “TRON” would have been about have ever emerged, though “Suicide Squad” star Jared Leto had been rumored for a role at one point.