Tron Legacy is about to sail over the $300 million worldwide mark, and with the movie still to open in Germany and France, it could end up close to $350 million and beyond before it’s theatrical run is over. While Disney would have preferred a more successful run in the US the numbers show there is still an audience for light cycles and disc battles, and the studio may be about to announce plans for a sequel.
And this was the happy word I received today on the Grapevine of Industry Insiders. TRON LEGACY, a film that many people loved, and a lot of people wanted more from, and that a very vocal minority incessantly bitch about… is getting close, incredibly close to having its SEQUEL announced!
Disney has had writers working on a script for a Tron Legacy sequel since April, and it would be a shame to see those plans tossed aside (but only if they learn from their Legacy mistakes. The next film would need a better story, ideally). Disney will no doubt be waiting to see how the Tron Legacy Blu-ray and DVD sales fare but they already have Garrett Hedlund and Olivia Wilde signed up for more, and director Joseph Kosinski is likely to return.
What would you want to see from a Tron Legacy sequel should Disney decide to move forward with one?