It was back in 2017 when actor Jared Leto was eyed for a role in a possible start of development for a third installment of the Tron franchise at Disney. That’s not to say that developments of a new chapter haven’t been without their share of hurdles after more than seven years, and now, word over at Deadline has it that a new film with Leto starring and producing will move forward this August in Vancouver.
“I guess I can say that TRON 3 is in cryogenic freeze. So, it’s there. It’s not dead. It’s alive, but it’s sitting there, waiting for the right time to move forward…”
So… that happened.
Apparently Disney isn’t moving forward with its plans for director Joseph Kosnski’s third installation of the Tron franchise according to THR‘s report a few days ago. Tron: Legacy stars Garrett Hedlund and Olivia Wilde were all set to reprise their roles from the second film that followed actor Jeff Bridges’s performance in the 1982 first, while it was said earlier that production would commence in Vancouver, British Columbia this October with actor Jared Leto also starring.
I don’t know what this says about the chances of a third as I’ve been looking forward to it myself; The film’s cancellation comes just after director Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol helmer Brad Bird’s latest contribution, Tomorrowland fell hugely short of expectations at the box-office. Despite this, the studio still has more live-action features coming so I wouldn’t count the possibility of seeing a third film out just yet, although the fact that it’s not happening as soon as we all thought just plain sucks.
As for Tomorrowland, I wish I caught this trailer sooner because this looks fantastic. Check it out:
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