A sequel to Tron: Legacy has been in development at Disney for a number of years now, but as director Joseph Kosinski has been occupied with Oblivion the sequel has never left the scripting stage. With Oblivion set to open later this month Kosinski can now turn his attention back to Tron, and the director recently revealed that the first draft of the script will be delivered soon.
“We’ve been working on this story for four years now. Jesse Wigutow (It Runs I the Family) is writing it. The first draft is supposed to come in in the next week. The idea we have is really exciting. It would have to be pretty exciting to get people back together because they’re really hard movies to make. Legacy was almost three years. We’ve got an exciting idea for it and as long as the script can deliver on that the interest is there from the studio side, I just want to make sure it gets the creative juices enough to dive back into it.”
Tron: Legacy made $400 million worldwide back in 2010, which may have been less than Disney had hoped for, but it showed there’s interest in the franchise and a sequel could build on that. Disney Chairman Alan Horn joined the company last year and was said to be developing the film “with a renewed purpose”, which is a good sign.
The story for the sequel will likely begin with Quorra (Olivia Wilde) and Sam Flynn (Garrett Hedlund) in the real world, and hopefully Cillian Murphy can return for a larger (potentially villainous) role as Dillinger Jr. I wouldn’t be surprised if Jeff Bridges returned too.