Ten years after the official release of Tron: Legacy, the level of interest in a sequel to the Disney sci-fi movie is rising. Or at least, that’s what Tron: Legacy director Joseph Kosinski believes. In a recent interview with Comicbook, Kosinski stated that sooner or later the right elements for a sequel will come together since the franchise has plenty of ideas.
“There’s always been an interest since Legacy [for a sequel],” Kosinski said. “There’s always been talk and murmuring of doing another and continuing the story. I was in China a few years ago and saw them building the Legacy ride in Shanghai, which, apparently, is pretty amazing, I would love to experience that at some point. I think it’s still a nice jewel in the crown of Disney IP and I think there are fans and people petitioning and pushing to continue it inside the halls of Disney. So I think it could happen.”
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Per Kosinski, the Tron franchise has always been ahead of its time, and he expects the third movie to have the same ambition as its predecessors.
“That’s a fundamental requirement of a Tron movie, is it needs to be ambitious on a filmmaking level and hopefully on a narrative level, and the ideas behind it,” he added. “Steven Lisberger’s ideas for the first movie were so ahead of their time. I think it’s imperative that that be a part of any Tron movie. I don’t ever see Tron being something where you pump one out every two years. You just can’t. They’re too hard to make.”
Indeed, they’re hard enough to make that a third one seems unlikely at the moment. But with Star Wars movies on hiatus for now, maybe Disney could use another active sci-fi property.
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