Tron: Legacy wasn't quite the sequel fans had hoped for back in 2012, yet that didn't stop Disney from pushing on with Tron 3. Years of rumors finally saw the threequel enter early development this year, and shortly thereafter the studio did a complete 180 and cancelled all plans for it completely. One star who was set to return, however, hasn't let that minor hiccup dampen his hope for the movie.
Garrett Hedlund, who appeared in Legacy, seems confident that a third chapter in the franchise will materialise at some point. "I haven't been told it's totally dead," he explained to ComicBook.Com "Ever since we did Legacy, we knew that to have another story follow it up, it had to be concrete and exciting. Disney needed to have the right story to go forward. I think it was going to introduce some things that were as exciting as Legacy was and then some, though."
If Hedlund's comments are true then it would seem that his co-stars are operating on different intel. Olivia Wilde expressed a smidgen of relief at not having to undergo another extreme dieting stint and series veteran Bruce Boxleitner has wiped his hands of all things Tron.
Regardless, Hedlund is optimistic about its future. “Who knows, maybe it’ll be like Legacy was to the first Tron, it’ll be 30 years, and I’ll have my young Flynn CGI face, who knows?... But they could do it anytime from now, and I would of course jump back in. Something like that could be quite fun, though.” See you in 2045, Mr. Flynn.