Now, ten years later, Tron: Legacy is finally ready for a sequel. At least, it is according to Disney music executive Mitchel Leib who recently discussed the future of the franchise on a podcast appearance.
As we all know, Tron: Legacy was a steady film for Disney as the movie brought in over $400 million across the globe. Although, even with this respectable return, Disney never took the plunge with another film.
However, what they did do was create a ride based on the film at Shanghai Disneyland — an attraction which grew to be so popular, a replica of it is set to come across the world to Walt Disney World.
From this new interview with Leib on the Light the Fuse podcast, it seems this upcoming attraction at Walt Disney World may not be the only new addition to the franchise.
“Now with Disney+, I think there’s opportunities to be creating content that we otherwise wouldn’t have been able to create, you know because we’re in the movie business,” Leib explained. “We’re in the big movie business, and unless it’s a big movie idea we don’t make small movies. We’re only after basically billion dollar box office hits. On the one hand, that’s great. On the other hand, that’s a very narrow sleeve to operate in, and Disney+ I think is going to afford us the opportunity to expand and get much more diversified in the kind of content we can create. And Daft Punk has a bit of a television and movie development company, and all kinds of things they’re into, businesses they’re into. So I had lunch with Paul Hahn to further a bit of a starting conversation that we’re looking at making a sequel to Tron now, we’re looking at Tron 3. And we’ve got a great script, I mean a really phenomenal script that we’re very excited about. Whereas the timing wasn’t right to have done it years ago, I think we feel like the timing is right now, and I feel like we’ve learned a lot of lessons from that last movie.”
It’s worth noting that this isn’t a confirmation that the Tron sequel will be made. But, it is a step in the right direction.
“A lot of things gotta fall into the right places, but certainly there’s an open-mindedness to it,” Leib added.
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