A sad day for the millions of fans of “Tron” franchise from around the globe. Disney has decided not to move forward with “Tron 3.” The news comes as a shock for financial reasons, as “Tron: Legacy” was a huge hit and grabbed $400 million worldwide for Disney.
According to Variety, a source close to the project said that Disney never gave any green signal to the project, however the pre-production of the film has already begun.
The director of 2010’s “Tron: Legacy,” Joseph Kosinski was already signed to direct the third instalment in the “Tron” franchise whereas both Olivia Wilde and Garrett Hedlund to reprise their respective roles. The production of the film was planned to begin this fall in Vancouver.
“Torn: Legacy” was the sequel to the 1982 sci-fi film that took place inside a computer world, Grid and it starred Jeff Bridges and Bruce Boxleitner. After decades Disney revisited the Grid world and followed a story of Jeff Bridges’ who goes into the Grid to find his father.
Upcoming calendar of Disney indeed looks promising with live-action films, including the big screen adaptations of “The Jungle Book,” and “Beauty and the Beast,” another instalment in “Pirates of the Caribbean” series, “Alice in Wonderland.”
However, Disney’s latest project, “Tomorrowland,” directed by Brad Bird was a huge disappointment and there are speculations that with the failure of “Tomorrowland,” Disney doesn’t want to take further risk with the films like, “Tron 3.”
Well, fans are very disappointed over the news but if Disney has took a step then in time we will understand that it was only for the good for the original franchise. What do you think about Disney’s step of not making any further films in “Tron” legacy? Tell us in the comments below:
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