Disney’s TRON was a groundbreaking movie when it opened in theaters in 1982. It took 28 years for a sequel to make it to theaters. Reviews of “TRON: Legacy” were mixed, but the box office was more than decent.
There is a solid fan base for the TRON films and a second sequel has been off and on a number of times over the last decade, including last year. This has been tough on fans.
I’m not saying you should get your hopes up, however “TRON: Legacy” director Joseph Kosinski told the Comic Book in a recent interview that a third TRON movie is still a possibility.
“There’s always been an interest since Legacy [for a sequel]. 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 TRON 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.”
I like where Kosinski is going there. Not only did a TRON themed roller coaster open at Shanghai Disneyland a near clone of that roller coaster is under construction at the Magic Kingdom in Walt Disney World.
Although the current unpleasantness has caused Disney to temporarily close its theme parks and halt most construction projects, it is thought that given how far along work on the coaster was when the park’s shutdown, work will recommence on TRON Lightcycle/Run once it is safe to do so.
There does appear to be some growing demand for more TRON in whatever form Disney chooses to provide it. In the end, I think fans will have to be the main driver for another TRON movie.
If you want a third film, keep posting about it on social media and get really excited about TRON Lightcycle/Run when it opens at the Magic Kingdom. Do cosplay, buy merchandise, and even write fan fiction. In the end it’s about timing and giving Disney a reason to make the film.
Hopefully there won’t be a 28 year gap this time. If you want to see a third TRON movie let us know in the comments.