Last year Bruce Boxleitner (Alan Bradley/Tron) suggested there may be movement on a Tron: Legacy sequel in 2013 after Joseph Kosinski has wrapped his next sci-fi project Oblivion with Tom Cruise.
Now Edward Kitsis and Adam Horowitz, who wrote the Legacy screenplay, have confirmed the sequel is still moving forward in a recent interview, and they hope to make it sooner rather than later. The return of Jeff Bridges as Kevin Flynn is also touched upon.
Adam Horowitz: We are working on a sequel. Eddie and I aren’t writing the sequel — because of the show [Once Upon a Time] we’ve moved to be co-producers on it. But there’s a script being written right now.
Edward Kitsis: Dave DiGilio is writing it. Joe [Kosinski] is right now shooting Oblivion but we’ve had a lot of meetings and conversations and we’ve seen the first draft of the Tron sequel, sometimes movies don’t happen as quickly as you want… Our hope is to get something going sooner [rather than later].
In your opinion are Tron and Jeff Bridges dead, are they in Tron ?
Horowitz: I would say the definition of life and death in the digital realm…
Kitsis: Will be explored in the sequel!
They obviously don’t want to give anything away, but we get the hint that they could bring back Kevin Flynn if they wanted as the rules are different in the Grid. I wouldn’t be against the idea.
The story for the sequel will likely start off 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.