I’m currently putting together a list of films that desperately need a sequel. One of the films that came up was Tron: Legacy. As you may already know, Legacy never made enough money at the box office to warrant a sequel. Although plans for a third movie were on the table, the failure of Tomorrowland destroyed any kind momentum. Since then, an attraction at the Shanghai Disneyland based on the film has opened, but no word on if another Tron movie will ever be made.
We do however have something that I found encouraging. A former Disney executive was doing some press for his work on this year’s hit movie, The Jungle Book. He talked about the attraction over at Shanghai’s Disneyland, and how the builders created the visually amazing world of The Grid for visitors to experience. Adding that:
“… I think there’s a real stickiness to that, that I hope can grow into a film or whatever else. So I don’t know what I’d “hint” at other than that I hope for that, and that there’s obviously been conversations.”
Even though his comments are far from a confirmation that Tron 3 is alive, fans can at least take his revelation that conversations are happening for what its worth. I personally believe that Disney would be a fool to never revisit that world again, filled with light cycles, disk battles, and awesome characters.
For now, I’ll stick with my Tron: Legacy blu-ray set that I’ll pop in and watch from time to time. The visuals and soundtrack never fail to blow me away, no matter how many times I’ve already seen the film. Sure, Tron 3 may be dead, but one can still hope.