Disney Might Have Axed ‘Tron 3,’ But Why Would They Abandon The Successful …

30 May 2015 | Author: | No comments yet »

Disney Might Have Axed ‘Tron 3,’ But Why Would They Abandon The Successful Franchise?.

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.

Production on the film was scheduled to begin this fall, with Garrett Hedlund and Olivia Wilde set to reprise their respective roles as Sam Flynn and Quorra. “Tron: Legacy” director Joseph Kosinski was also confirmed to helm the project, and had reportedly been courting Jared Leto and Olivia Munn to co-star. “Tron: Legacy” starred Hedlund as original “Tron” star Jeff Bridges’ son, who goes inside a computer world called the Grid to find his father and defeat Clu 2.0. 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. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Disney is reportedly not moving forward with Tron 3, the upcoming film set to be the third installment in the success science fiction franchise of the same name. 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. For those unfamiliar with the series, the first Tron came out in 1982 and was a surprise critical success — so much so that it instantly became a cult classic that went on to inspire many filmmakers in the years to come.

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.’ Instead, Disney appears to be focused on making live-action versions of its animated films, like “Maleficent” and “Cinderella.” The studio already has “Beauty and the Beast,” “The Jungle Book,” “Alice in Wonderland,” and “Dumbo” on deck. The only thing that’s apparent is that, despite the successes of the first two films, sources are telling THR that Disney decided not to make another movie in Tron’s live-action futuristic computer grid world. Case-in-point: Tomorrowland, Disney’s most recent live-action film about travel to a futuristic dimension, was released earlier this May to very disappointing box office numbers and poor reviews.

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