After yesterday’s report from the DisInsider that Tron 3 starring Oscar-winner Jared Leto (Morbius, Suicide Squad) is potentially getting a second wind at Disney. The report was supported today by The Playlist, who cite their own sources on the matter that Disney is indeed keen on pushing forward with a third film and has been shopping it around to various directors.
The Playlist also cites a June episode of a podcast called Light The Fuse that spoke with Disney’s Mitchell Lieb (President of Music & Soundtracks) revealing that that producers have already approached Daft Punk about returning to score the film and they indeed have a script ready to go.
LIEB: “We’re looking at making a Tron 3. We’ve got a great script. A really phenomenal script that we’re very excited about. Whereas the timing wasn’t right to do it years ago, I think we feel the timing is right, now. We learned a lot of lessons from [Tron: Legacy].“
“The right and first thing to do is to bring Daft Punk back and see if they want to [return]…We don’t even know who will be directing yet. We’re hopeful that Joe Kosinski will come back and do another one…A lot of things gotta fall into the right places…”
Their soundtrack on Tron: Legacy was pretty much the highlight of the marketing campaign and the film itself.
What seems to be up to debate at the moment is if the film will be a direct sequel, hard-reboot, or soft-reboot/continuation of the existing mythology established in the first two films. While fans would obviously like to see the studio continue Joseph Kosinski’s vision, it’s unlikely.
TRON: LEGACY – Sam (Garrett Hedlund), the son of famous video-game developer Kevin Flynn (Jeff Bridges), has been haunted for a long time by his father’s mysterious disappearance. A strange signal draws Sam to Flynn’s Arcade, and he is pulled into the same cyberworld in which his father, its creator, has been trapped for 20 years. With fearless warrior Quorra (Olivia Wilde), Kevin and Sam seek to escape from a universe that, while magnificent, is far more advanced and dangerous than Kevin had ever imagined.
SOURCE: LIGHT THE FUSE