Disney Is Not Moving Forward With Tron 3

30 May 2015 | Author: | No comments yet »

Disney Is Not Moving Forward With Tron 3.

Sorry, light cycle enthusiasts: Disney is not moving forward with Tron 3, a studio source confirmed to EW. Disney have confirmed that plans for a Tron 3 – which would once again have starred Olivia Wilde and Garrett Hedlund – have been shelved, despite the popularity of the 2010 movie and the 1982 original. The studio haven’t given an official reason for shelving the effects-laden project, which was reportedly due to go in to production in Vancouver in the autumn. ‘Things in the queue got ahead of it and we have such a big slate out in front of it, we started to think, “Where does it go?” And it’s a pretty big investment to make if you are not even sure when you are going to release it.’ Disney certainly does have a busy few years ahead, with a whole host of high-profile films including Ant-Man, Doctor Strange, Pirates Of The Caribbean 5, Captain America: Civil War and a sequel to Guardians Of The Galaxy. Mere weeks ago buzz of a new installment picked up momentum, including a reported 2017 release date and fans over at MoviePilot.com plotting what Quorra (played by Olivia Wilde) would encounter “now that she’s actually in the real world, free from the tyranny of Clu 2.0.” “It hasn’t been anything else,” she continued. “There’s never been a time where we wanted to go and then schedules got in the way.

According to their sources, while Disney could not officially give a reason why they made the announcement, they say that the film was never actually greenlit. And that’s before you count all the Pixar offerings – including this summer’s Inside Out, Finding Nemo sequel Finding Dory and Toy Story 4, among others – not to mention a small concern called Star Wars: The Force Awakens. However, there were reports that filming could have started as early as this fall in Vancouver, with Garrett Hedlund and Olivia Wilde reprising their respective roles as Sam Flynn and Quorra. The sequel, made 28 years after the kitschy ’80s sci-fi cult classic with Jeff Bridges, grossed $400 million worldwide from a reported $170 million budget. Still, all could not be lost since a source also hinted the sequel ‘could resurface at some point’, but added: ‘Right now it’s not going to get the go button.’

But with Disney confirming live-action adaptations of their animated classics left and right, it’s no real surprise that they would be pulling the plug on Tron 3. Seeing how Tomorrowland performed at the box office – despite being number one last weekend – may have also influenced Disney’s decision to pull the plug. While Tron: Legacy director Joesph Kosinski has an eye for great visual effects, he isn’t the strongest director or storyteller, so maybe the script could have also been an issue for the studio.

Despite that, the two films have built a massive cult following, so the news is a huge disappointment for them, especially since hopes were high that production was supposed to start this fall. But based on their current film slate, it’s something that probably isn’t even on the back of their minds, especially since they have live-action adaptations, Disney animation, Pixar, Marvel films, and Star Wars.

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