It feels like just yesterday that Jared Leto announced his involvement in the highly anticipated Tron sequel. Then again, it also feels like yesterday since the first trailer of Morbius dropped. Now, just as the latest entry in Sony’s Spider-Verse is finally gearing up to hit theaters, Leto has just offered a small, yet promising update on the (seemingly) still-planned project.
Speaking with Screen Rant recently, on the topic of the third film, the Academy Award-winner said:
“We are working hard on Tron with our incredible partners at Disney. Just an amazing group of creative people. We’re getting closer. We’re getting closer and closer, and who knows? Something may be [coming] sooner than later.“
While this vague news about potential news about the project isn’t the most exciting, it proves that Disney still wants to move forward with it. Considering how big of a gap there is between the first and second film, waiting a few more years certainly won’t hurt the hype.
The last we heard anything about the film was that Dune‘s production designer, Patrice Vermette, had joined it. Garth Davis (Lion) is still attached to direct. Jesse Wigutow (It Runs in the Family) has written the most recent draft of the script.
While the original 1982 version of the film, starring Jeff Bridges, was met with a cult following, it’s 2010 sequel was met with mixed reviews. Despite bringing back Bridges, Tron: Legacy didn’t seem to resonate with critics, many stating the film and its characters lacked emotion and substance. However, the film was financially profitable for Disney, and it too has gained its own following.
It is unclear if Jeff Bridges, Garett Hedlund, and/or Olivia Wilde or any other characters from Tron Legacy will return for the newest Tron film.
Check back for more updates on this project as we get them.
SOURCE: Screen Rant