Last month, a rumor surfaced that Tron 3 will begin production this fall. Soon after, we found out that both Garrett Hedlund and Olivia Wilde are returning to the franchise and reprise their roles. Until now, further details about the upcoming sequel have been slim pickings.
While attending the Tribeca Film Festival premiere for her new film Meadowland, Olivia Wilde gave Collider a few more details regarding Disney’s Tron 3, including the reason it has taken 5 years to get the movie going:
“The delay has only ever been story, finding the right story. It hasn’t been anything else. There’s never been a time where we wanted to go and then schedules got in the way. It’s only been like, ‘That’s not the right story.’ So, in the past year, the right story kind of came together and we felt, ‘Oh, this actually – this might be the right one to tell.’ And, you know, there’s still a lot to be done before it could actually happen, but the fact that there’s a goal of this year to start is really exciting.”
Wilde claimed to have already read the new script and alluded to the story taking place with Quorra outside of the grid in the real world:
“I love this character of Quorra so much and I’ve built her with Joe Kosinski and we took her such a long way from what was written to what we made. I mean, I fought for her to be this kind of androgynous child and that’s so not what you typically see in these movies, so I’m so grateful that the producers let me play with her and make her this strange little being. And I’m really excited to see what happens to that character when put into the real world. I think it’s an interesting concept. I’m fascinated by all discussions of AI, and especially now today and now with virtual reality becoming something that’s like a personal device, I think it’s the time to tell this story.”
Disney hasn’t officially confirmed Tron 3 is actually happening. However, Olivia Wilde’s excitement makes it feel like an official announcement may happen in the coming months. Like say, oh I don’t know, around San Diego Comic Con time?
I’m onto you, Disney.