Looks the plug has been pulled on the next installment in the Tron franchise, with calls of “TRON LIVES” being filled with bittersweet tinges of irony. According to sources over at THR, the third Tron film which would have reunited director Joseph Kosinski with stars Garrett Hedlund and Olivia Wilde has now been thoroughly de-rezzed, as Disney is now focused more than ever on reworking their classic animated films into live-action movies after the box office successes of Maleficent and Cinderella.
Some sources also say that Tomorrowland may be to blame, with that big budget sci-fi film barely making a dent at the box office and possibly scuppering any plans for Tron3, a film that Disney had yet to officially confirm. Whatever the case may be, it looks like Disney did not feel comfortable enough to commit a few hundred million dollars to paper, thus effectively killing the franchise off for good.
And it’s a damn shame. Tron: Legacy may have been a bit kooky in the story department, but it was a technical masterpiece at least with a prequel animated series by the name of Tron: Uprising that helped re-invigorate that digital world.
A world with the most awesome digital soundtrack this side of the funky-electro hills of the digital wilderness, courtesy of Daft Punk. If you’ll excuse me, I’m going to go loop that soundtrack until my sadness finally fades away at the realisation that we’ll never get a sequel soundtrack from that duo of robo-DJs.
Last Updated: June 1, 2015