Disney is finally planning a sequel to 2010’s Tron: Legacy and already has ‘phenomenal’ script for it, according to Mitchell Leib, President of Music & Soundtracks for The Walt Disney Studios.
Talking on Light The Fuse, a podcast about the Mission: Impossible film series, Leib revealed that he’d recently met with Daft Punk’s manager Paul Hahn as “we’re looking at making a sequel to Tron [Legacy] now. We’re making a Tron 3.”
Leib, who produced the soundtrack to Mission: Impossible 2 and was instrumental in landing French electronic duo Daft Punk for the Tron: Legacy soundtrack, said there’s ‘a great script’ for a third Tron film.
He calls it ‘a really phenomenal script that we’re very excited about’.
“Whereas the timing wasn’t right to have done it years ago,” Leib goes on, “I think we feel like the timing is right now and we learned a lot of lessons from that last movie.”
“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.”
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Top Gun: Maverick director Joseph Kosinski made his feature directing debut with the 2010 follow up to Disney’s cult 1982 sci-fi film Tron. It received mixed reviews, but took over $400 million at the global box office, setting up plans for a sequel titled Tron: Ascension.
Ascension seemed to be close to start of production in April 2015 with Kosinski returning alongside Legacy stars Olivia Wilde and Garrett Hedlund, and was scheduled to shoot in Vancouver that autumn, before Disney pulled the plug at the eleventh hour.
Jared Leto was then linked with another Tron film very briefly in 2017, with the Oscar-winner set to star as a character called Ares in a film that wasn’t a direct sequel to Legacy. A new report from The DisInsider suggests that Leto is still attached to star in Tron 3, and it will be a continuation of Legacy rather than a reboot.
A Tron TV series from 12 Years A Slave writer John Ridley was recently scrapped at Disney+.