Though the idea for a third Tron movie was scrapped in 2015, it seems a Tron 3 might still be happening as there are reports that states a new Tron movie is on the way from Disney, with Jared Leto set to star.
The news was first reported by The DisInsider who wrote that reliable sources have informed them that a third Tron movie is on the way at Disney, with a director search currently ongoing.
However, that isn’t the best part. It seems the third Tron film will be more a sequel than a reboot, and there is a possibility the cast from 2010’s Tron: Legacy could be making a return. It is still unclear if the rumoured film will follow the script of the aforementioned original third film in the franchise Tron: Ascension, which would have seen the machine world of The Grid invade our reality.
DR Movie News posted a Tweet, seemingly confirming The DisInsider’s information. Their Tweet wrote “Disney confirms that Tron 3 is officially in development. Jared Leto is reportedly in talks to star. A director search is underway, but the studio is hopeful that Tron: Legacy director Joseph Kosinski returns, as well as Daft Punk for the score.”
On the Mission: Impossible-centric podcast Light the Fuse (via ComicBook.com), Disney music executive Mitchell Lieb talked about the future of the Tron franchise, having overseen the production of Daft Punk’s music for Tron: Legacy.
“I had lunch with Paul Hahn to further a bit of a starting conversation that we’re looking at making a sequel to Tron now, we’re looking at Tron 3,” Leib said in the interview. “And we’ve got a great script, I mean a really phenomenal script that we’re very excited about. Whereas the timing wasn’t right to have done it years ago, I think we feel like the timing is right now, and I feel like we’ve learned a lot of lessons from that last movie.”
So though we do not have any official statement from Disney or Jared Leto on an official new Tron movie, having a Disney executive talk about a possible Tron 3 might be enough to give fans hope for now.
After all, it’s been a decade since the release of Tron: Legacy and despite receiving mixed reviews from critics, the film still performed well in the box office and has developed quite a cult following in the 10 years since its release. So there is little reason for a third Tron movie to not happen.