It took 28 years to get a Tron sequel as Tron: Legacy earned over $400 million globally, but was attacked by critics. Despite the rumors and interested big names, Tron 3 still isn’t going anywhere.
Disney plans to tap into the fandom by adding another Tron rollercoaster, this time at Disney World in Orlando, but producer Justin Spinger gives fans a bit of hope.
Slash Film had the opportunity to speak with Springer during the publicity rounds for Dumbo and the conversation eventually turned to the possibility of TRON 3 ever coming back around.
Dumbo writer Ehren Kruger also happened to be around for this line of questioning, but he doesn’t have any involvement with the TRON franchise; just offering his perspective as an industry veteran who has franchise experience with Transformers, Scream, and The Ring.
Justin Springer: Look, I will never stop being interested in making a TRON movie. I love the opportunity to do it. It’s a title that never really goes away internally. There’s always people around the company who like it a whole lot. And so, we’ll see what happens. It would be great to get the opportunity to do it again. It’s interesting – what I will say is that I think it continues to be relevant both in its ideas and also just the visual iconography of it. I think people are still are interested in it and it still feels contemporary to me. So it’s just about finding the right time, right script, and the right people at the studio saying “yes.” You know, just the usual.
Ehren Kruger: All you need is for fans to demand it, just like last time.
Justin Springer: That’s right!
Back in 2017, rumors swirled that a reboot was in the works with Jared Leto attached. Now, he’s headed to Sony for Morbius, so that’s not looking good anytime soon.
Later that year, Jeff Bridges teased a virtual reality theme and gave fans hope based on some interesting ideas/thoughts…sadly, nothing.