While ‘Tron: Legacy’ wasn’t as big of a hit as Disney has wanted, it still made enough money and gained enough fans to continue exploring that universe. With potential theme park attractions in the works and an animated series premiering this year, we haven’t seen the last of Tron. But when could we see him and the Grid back on the big screen?
In an interview with I Am Rogue, Bruce Boxleitner spoke about the future of the Tron franchise and confirmed that he’s supposed to reprise his roles as Alan Bradley and Tron for the sequel. He went on to say that the third installment could begin production in 2014, after director Joseph Kosinski is freed up from his commitments to the adaptation of his graphic novel ‘Oblivion’ starring Tom Cruise. The whole quote from Boxleitner reads:
“It’s in the works. Anything could happen, but all I can say is, it’s in its formative stages. [Joseph] Kosinski, who is slated for it, he’s shooting another movie now, and then they’ll get around to doing that. I think somewhere around 2014, maybe. I’m talking way out of school here, but they can’t shoot me because I’m Tron.”
I’m not quite sure what he means when he says, “talking way out of school”, but I assume he means that none of this is official. While Tron may be enthusiastic about the sequel definitely happening, it probably depends on how popular the animated series ‘Tron: Uprising’ does. The series bridges the gap between the first two movies and includes the voice talents of Boxleitner, Elijah Wood, Mandy Moore, Paul Reubens, and more. The 10-part series is set to premier on Disney XD during the summer of 2012. If the series is popular, the script is right, and Kosinski is free, then that will probably push Disney towards continuing to explore the film franchise sooner rather than later.