Tron fans know the true meaning of ups, downs, and disapointment. Tron sequels have been hard to come by, as anyone who has been following the production of Tron 3 would understand. The Inquisitr reported that Tron 3, occasionally called Tron Ascension, was going into production by the end of 2015. Olivia Wilde had confirmed Tron’s production, and according to her, the Tron 3 holdup was merely a matter of finding the best story for the third installment. In may, First Showing reported that Tron 3 was dead in the water, due to fears of failure created by Tomorrowland. However, Comicbook reports that Garrett Hedlund says the Tron 3’s death isn’t 100 percent certain.
“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 seems to confirm what Wilde stated earlier this year, that the Tron 3 story needed to be top notch. He jokingly suggested that Tron 3 could come out 30 years from now with a young Garrett Hedlund CGI face being added.
“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?”
Tron 3 still lives, as far Hedlund is concerned, but when would it, or could it, conceivably come out? He suggested that it could come about at any time.
“But they could do it anytime from now, and I would of course jump back in. Something like that could be quite fun, though!”
Tron fans might not have received the definitive answers they were looking for, but Hedlund is still willing to come back to Tron 3. Earlier this year, all reports confirmed, that Tron 3 was shooting in Vancouver. So, though Disney Pictures says they are not moving forward, and the sentiment is that it was never greenlit, Tron 3 still has Hedlund.
Presumably, director Joseph Kosinski and Olivia Wilde will both return as well, since they were signed on for the Tron sequal prior to the news. These are positive indicators that fans should consider.
Tron 3, or Tron Ascension, faces an uncertain future. That is certain. In the climate of modern cinema, when films from the ’90s can have sequels, movies become TV shows, and ’90s Nickelodeon returns to television, it would appear that anything is possible.
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