We haven’t heard much about a sequel to Tron: Legacy over recent months, however we know it’s in development as Edward Kitsis and Adam Horowitz confirmed they were writing it back in March.
Now it seems the sequel is getting closer to reality as according THR Jesse Wigutow is in talks to work on the next draft of the script.
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. New Disney Chairman Alan Horn, who joined the company in May, is 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.
Tron: Legacy director Joseph Kosinski is still attached to direct, and he should divert more attention to it after finishing Oblivion, the upcoming sci-fi movie at Universal starring Tom Cruise.
Here’s to another Daft Punk soundtrack!