Back in March, we reported that Disney was planning to begin production on a new Tron movie in the fall. While the company didn’t officially give the green light to Tron 3, the ball seemed to be rolling in that direction. Director Joseph Kosinski, Olivia Wilde and Garrett Hedlund were all set to reprise their roles in the sequel to Tron: Legacy and things seemed to be on track.
Now THR has reported that Disney’s plans to return to the grid have officially been canceled:
Prep had been started on the third film, and production was looking to shoot this fall, likely in Vancouver, British Columbia. Disney had been interested in adding Jared Leto to the cast, but an offer and negotiations had never commenced.
With Jared Leto currently shooting Suicide Squad in Toronto, the idea of adding him to the cast here would’ve kept the actor in Canada a bit longer and seems a bit intriguing. Too bad we’ll never know what his role would’ve been. There have been no direct reasons given for Disney’s decision not to move forward with the sequel. Speculation points to last weekend’s poor box office returns for Tomorrowland.
Speaking of…anyone remember the nightly Tron-themed dance party Disneyland hosted a few years back? Just me? Okay then.
(Via The Hollywood Reporter)