A while back it looked as if the “Tron” franchise was dead and buried. The box-office haul of “Tron Legacy” was enough that the chances of a follow-up could have gone either way, and the studio’s initial talking up of future entries around the time of release in 2012 seemed to die off.
Then came word a few months ago that Disney were again interested in the project, quickly followed by the news that they had scrapped their plans altogether.
So, that looked like it. Now though, “Tron: Legacy” star Garrett Hedlund has offered a brief glimpse of hope regarding the franchise’s future. Speaking with ComicBook.com, he says:
“I haven’t been told it’s totally dead. Ever since we did Legacy, we knew that to have another story follow it up, it had to be concrete and exciting. Disney needed to have the right story to go forward. I think it was going to introduce some things that were as exciting as Legacy was and then some, though.”
Hedlund adds that he’s aware of how long the almost three decade long gap between “Tron” and “Tron Legacy” was, and considers the possibility that history could repeat itself:
“Who knows, maybe it’ll be like Legacy was to the first Tron, it’ll be 30 years, and I’ll have my young Flynn CGI face, who knows? But they could do it anytime from now, and I would of course jump back in. Something like that could be quite fun, though!”
Hedland stars in “Pan” which hits cinemas October 9th.