It sounds like the Grid hasn’t gone offline just yet! According to an exclusive report from Comicbook.com, a plan to put TRON 3 in production may still be on. While being interviewed for a junket about the upcoming film PAN, Garrett Hedlund, who plays the young Hook in the film, was asked about his take on Disney pulling the plug on the third film in the series. During the interview, he had this to say:
“I haven’t been told it’s totally dead. Ever since we did LEGACY, we knew that to have another story follow it up, it had to be concrete and exciting. Disney needed to have the right story to go forward. I think it was going to introduce some things that were as exciting as LEGACY was and then some, though who knows, maybe it’ll be like LEGACY was to the first TRON, it’ll be 30 years, and I’ll have my young Flynn CGI face, who knows? But they could do it anytime from now, and I would of course jump back in. Something like that could be quite fun, though!”
Initially when filming plans were announced to begin in the fall of 2015, fans of the franchise were ecstatic, especially considering this announcement came after the cancellation of the animated tie-in series TRON: UPRISING after its first season. These same fans were equally devastated when Disney announced that the film would be cancelled; though it is unclear why the film was cancelled, some sources have alleged that it was due to the under-performance of Disney’s sci-fi adventure film TOMORROWLAND. Many fans had even begun rallying efforts to save the film prior to this interview, although things still look bleak for the residents of the Grid. Although it seems that Disney may not consider a third entry in the series to be a viable option, Hedlund’s positivity makes it difficult for fans not to get their hopes up to see the finale of the trilogy.
What do you think of Hedlund’s thoughts on the film? Do you think Disney’s still willing to fight for the Users, or do you think fans should accept that they’ve pulled the plug for good on the Grid? Be sure to let us know @TheMovieChickk!