Will it happen or will it not, this “Tron 3”? It’s hard to be optimistic about this sequel, which doesn’t seem to be progressing that much. If we are tempted to be pessimistic about him, Jared Leto gives us a little hope and announces that the film is going to be done well.
Tron: the third film is long overdue
12 years ago, the Tron universe returned to the big screen with a second opus that will have been desired. With Joseph Kosinski at its head, Tron: Legacy had a mixed career in theaters. Despite a comfortable budget of $170 million, it only grossed $400 million worldwide.
A third episode was in the pipeline but its extended development gave birth to a mouse. After a long period of doubt, it seemed that the movie was finally well in the making. In 2020, we thus learned that a Tron 3 was prepared with Garth Davis directing. Jared Leto, who had long been expected to join the cast, had confirmed (see tweets below) that the project was underway and that he would be involved.
On the side of Disney, no official announcement came to affirm or deny anything. As if the studio wasn’t quite sure what it was doing yet. Besides, we cannot say that the third film regularly gives signs of life. Something to ask us about his progress…
In full promotion of Morbius (which will be released with us on March 30), Jared Leto gave news of Tron 3 with the media Screening. According to the actor, things are moving in the right direction and we might even hear about it sooner than we think:
I’m a huge Tron fan and we work really hard with our amazing partners at Disney. A group of wonderful, creative people. We are close. We are getting closer and closer, and who knows? Maybe something will happen very soon.
His statement suggests that the development is on track and that a significant breakthrough could be made in the coming weeks. Beware all the same of excessive optimism, the conception of Tron 3 could still take a long time.
The Disney release calendar is already full until 2023 and the way things are going, let’s bet on a release somewhere between 2024 and 2025. Knowing that almost 30 years separated Tron from its sequel, we had understood that the universe was destined to make us wait a long time between each opus.