Is Disney Close to Green Lighting a Sequel to TRON: LEGACY?

     January 13, 2011

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TRON: Legacy has underperformed at the box office, but Disney may be close to taking viewers back to the Grid anyway.  AICN reports that the film is close crossing $300 million worldwide, which would be fantastic…had the film and its epic marketing campaign been inexpensive.  Harry Knowles reports that TRON: Legacy “is getting close, incredibly close to having its SEQUEL announced.”

For thoughts on where the potential sequel could go and what’s in store for the TRON franchise, hit the jump.

tron_legacy_movie_poster_international_rinzler_01If you haven’t seen TRON: Legacy, I’m about to go into spoilers, so consider yourself warned.

Cillian Murphy makes a brief cameo as the son of Ed Dillinger, the corrupt ENCOM CEO played by David Warner in the original TRON.  Of course, the film never makes mention of him again, but it’s possible he’s being set up as the villain in a sequel.  Also, “Rinzler” reverts back to Tron near the end of the movie and although he’s seen crashing into the sea, we also see him rebooting, his bad orange color gone and his good blue color restored.

But as sequel ideas get tossed around, Disney is already at work on a TRON animated series for Disney XD.  TRON: Uprising is a new animated series that will feature the voice talents of Elijah Wood, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Mandy Moore, Paul Reubens, Lance Henriksen, and Bruce Boxleitner.  There’s also a ten-part “microseries” in the works that’s slated to air in the fall.

So why is Disney still plugging away at TRON even after the disappointing box office?  One of the reasons could be because Sean Bailey, one of the film’s producers, is now Disney’s head of production.  Also, we don’t know how well the film’s merchandise is doing.  The reason we’re getting Cars 2 isn’t because Cars had spectacular box office, but because it moved a lot of cheap plastic crap.  If TRON: Legacy has done the same, then I wouldn’t be surprised if TRON 3 is headed our way, especially since Disney has already commissioned the script.

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