Fire Up Your Light Cycles: Tron 3 Begins Filming This Year

Fire Up Your Light Cycles: Tron 3 Begins Filming This Year

The third Tron film has been greenlit by Disney and starts filming this October, with Garrett "Sam Flynn" Hedlund confirmed to return.

Fans have been talking about Tron 3 pretty much since Tron: Legacy hit theaters, but considering that thirty year gap after the first movie? It wouldn't be surprising if we had to wait just as long for more. Now it seems like the wait is being cut short - according to sources talking to Vancity Buzz, Disney has greenlit a third Tron movie and will start filming on Oct. 5, 2015.

Tron - and its sequel Tron: Legacy - are about software programmers who found a way to insert physical people into the digital world of "The Grid". Here, computer programs are self-aware and have their own personalities, cultures, and power structures while living in a landscape reminiscent of 1980s video games. The original Tron was a cult hit, while its 2010 sequel reintroduced its world through the eyes of Sam Flynn (Garrett Hedlund), the son of original protagonist Kevin Flynn (Jeff Bridges).

If Disney really has greenlit Tron 3, it's not clear what direction it will take. Legacy laid quite a bit of groundwork for a larger universe that may have been scrapped over the past half-decade, but we don't know for certain. After all, the only cast member expected to return is Hedlund, while Legacy's AI Quorra - played by Olivia Wilde - hasn't been confirmed to make a comeback.

Regardless, I suspect most fans won't say no to more Tron, although it won't be without competition - Star Trek 3 also begins filming in June of this year.

Source: Vancity Buzz, via First Showing

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My first thought after reading this was 'cooooooool...'

My second was 'Man, has it really been FIVE years?!'

I really hope that they continue on with Legacy's story, otherwise that whole movie could end up being a waste of time. Which would REALLY suck.

Then again, having each movie be a different 'episode' in an overarching series could be interesting, too.

Maybe they'll actually do something with Legacy's premise- something that Legacy itself didn't seem to want to get around to.

Does this mean I can get a second season of TRON: Uprising?

Because if not then I'm not sure I really care all that much.

All I can say is why? Legacy wasn't that good?

Also for direction for the film to take, how about exploring the INTERNET??? Seriously that all I ever wanted to see in a Tron film, the internet in a 3D phyiscal plane!!!

Hopefully it'll have better character development and Sam will actually do some competent fighting (his performance in every fight was cringe-inducing). Ah, who am I kidding, Tron's strengths are in the visuals and themes, not the characters, fights, or even storyline.

Still, super excited.

Scarim Coral:
All I can say is why? Legacy wasn't that good?

Also for direction for the film to take, how about exploring the INTERNET??? Seriously that all I ever wanted to see in a Tron film, the internet in a 3D phyiscal plane!!!

So you basically want a 2 hour version of that Futurama episode?

shintakie10:

Scarim Coral:
All I can say is why? Legacy wasn't that good?

Also for direction for the film to take, how about exploring the INTERNET??? Seriously that all I ever wanted to see in a Tron film, the internet in a 3D phyiscal plane!!!

So you basically want a 2 hour version of that Futurama episode?

Eyup pretty much. Seriously they can explored so much in a Internet like enviroment and yes I mean both good and bad aspect of the Internet!

Well if they fix the pacing issues and manage to make the lead fun...why not?

Can we get another soundtrack by Daft Punk ?!??! That's what I would really be looking for.

I want to see a movie version of the PC game Tron: Legacy

that game got Tron so right it was beautiful...

I love the hell out of Tron: Legacy. The visuals, set designs, action sequences, world building, and soundtrack were incredible.

That said, I'll be the first to tell you how abysmal the writing and most of the dialog were. Joseph Kosinski and Daft Punk knocked their respective bits of the film out of the park; notably Kosinski's designs. The real failure was with Edward Kitsis' and Adam Horowitz's script. They spent most of their time geeking out over having their chance to write a script for Jeff Bridges, and it shows in the final story.

Now, I would have been excited at the news of Tron 3, even in light of the abysmal script for Legacy, if only for another go around with another Daft Punk score and another look at Kosinski's amazing world designs. However, the thing that really has me excited was Kosinski's comments a few years ago. To paraphrase: "I would love to do another Tron film, but I won't do it until we get the script right." This shows me, at least I'd like to hope, that he understands and appreciates the failings of Legacy and wants to make up for them with the sequel.

Could be wrong. Who knows? Maybe it'll turn out worse than Legacy. Maybe even worse than the original. Maybe it'll be the best film of the year. I can't say. All I can say is that having the chance to once again see those visuals accompanied by a Daft Punk soundtrack is enough for me.

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;3

Been waiting for this for a looong time. Always loved the art style of that universe, and if they bring on more daft punk and Olivia Wilde I'm sold :3

Oh, I hope this ends up being good, or at least decent.

If I'm not mistaken, Cillian Murphy's character has already been hinted at being a new bad guy, with a new MCP.

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Oh, yes!!!! It is also not too soon and not too late. Perfect sequel time. This might even by the first movie I see in theaters in 5-6 years (by the time Tron 3 is out).

Since the end of the second film should have some major effect on how the computer and real worlds interact, I hope they expand on that, too. Also, I'd like to have another Dank Punk soundtrack and more Bruce Boxleitner and Cillian Murphy. In fact, in would be pretty interesting if the were multiple jumps into and out of the Grid during the film, possibly with more than just a Flynn doing it.

Vigormortis:
[snipped for length].

I gotta agree with you on Legacy's script. It was decent, but it really felt like it was a partial remake of the first (a concept I usually hate). They just seem a little too similar when you analyze them closely. The writer's plot really was perfect to shove both old and "de-aged by Crayola" Jeff Bridges into the mix, and minor rewrites could have made the story still work if he couldn't show up for more than a cameo.

To summarize both scripts: A guy named Flynn, with personal reasons to be in a lab with a magic laser, is tricked, by a sentient program, into standing in front of said magic laser and is sent inside a computer world. There he meets other programs fighting against the evil programs, helps save the real world, and finds a way out of the computer world.

I know design aesthetics and all, but can't they update the digital world? We're in 2015, but the digital world still look like the 80's. I mean, the ReBoot cartoon series as cheezy as it is reflects the age it was made.

WarpedMind:
Does this mean I can get a second season of TRON: Uprising?

Because if not then I'm not sure I really care all that much.

I agree, TRON: Uprising another unfinished cartoon. I would even be happy if I could get the story canon in comic book form.

If this leads to the very much need second season of Tron: Uprising, I'm all for it. That series was better at exploring the concept of this digital world than both movies combined. Awesome visuals, great voice acting, and scripts that didn't pull punches. Seriously, at least one program got derezzed per episode, sometimes many more, and sometimes even well developed characters. If it wasn't all cubes flying around, some of them would be really gory. For a "kids" show, it handed out the equivalent of death quite readily.

WarpedMind:
Does this mean I can get a second season of TRON: Uprising?

Because if not then I'm not sure I really care all that much.

Agreed. I enjoyed the movie well enough for the visuals and dem Daft Punk tunes, but Uprising is my favorite entry of the franchise by far

As long as Bruce Boxleitner is in the movie I dont care if its 2 hours of an ingame pizza franchise, i'll watch it! :)

webkilla:
I want to see a movie version of the PC game Tron: Legacy

that game got Tron so right it was beautiful...

Was the tron legacy game good?

I loved Tron 2.0 and thought both the writing and the environment were a great continuation of the original Tron theme. I was very disappointed that Legacy threw out 2.0 and came up with their own bizarro world.

Tell me this environment doesnt look totally badass!

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rembrandtqeinstein:

webkilla:
I want to see a movie version of the PC game Tron: Legacy

that game got Tron so right it was beautiful...

Was the tron legacy game good?

I loved Tron 2.0 and thought both the writing and the environment were a great continuation of the original Tron theme. I was very disappointed that Legacy threw out 2.0 and came up with their own bizarro world.

Tell me this environment doesnt look totally badass!

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bugger me

I meant Tron 2.0

the game for Tron Legacy sucked balls - really repetitive and didn't do a fraction of the cool stuff with discs that 2.0 did.

Plus 2.0 did light cycles right.

Hell yes - I loved what you did in 2.0 - its representation of viral corruption, the way weapons were all modifications to your 'primitive' type weapons, the way you freaking overclock an old PC from the inside... plus the idea that a foreign corporation tries to exploit the tron tech to make 'mobile server' that could run around and launch internet super haxors - it was a great interpretation of how the modern world might use tron tech.

It'll hopefully end up being a better movie than Legacy was.
Oh well, atleast there is always the original movie and 2.0 to enjoy if the next movie will end up being mediocre aswell.

Hairless Mammoth:
To summarize both scripts: A guy named Flynn, with personal reasons to be in a lab with a magic laser, is tricked, by a sentient program, into standing in front of said magic laser and is sent inside a computer world. There he meets other programs fighting against the evil programs, helps save the real world, and finds a way out of the computer world.

Even after you completely butchered both scripts by removing almost everything in them, you still get it wrong. In the sequel, he isn't tricked into the computer. Clu has no idea he's even there until he lands on Clu's doorstep.

Daft Punk is coming back right? Right? They are one of the main reasons why I liked Tron Legacy. Their soundtrack was and still is amazing and fit that world perfectly. Just come up with a better story than "daddy issues" and we are good.

Pyrian:

Hairless Mammoth:
To summarize both scripts: A guy named Flynn, with personal reasons to be in a lab with a magic laser, is tricked, by a sentient program, into standing in front of said magic laser and is sent inside a computer world. There he meets other programs fighting against the evil programs, helps save the real world, and finds a way out of the computer world.

Even after you completely butchered both scripts by removing almost everything in them, you still get it wrong. In the sequel, he isn't tricked into the computer. Clu has no idea he's even there until he lands on Clu's doorstep.

Butchered is such a harsh term. I prefer to call it distilling the scripts, exposing the DNA. But, if you want to call it that, I butchered both to the bone, and I saw that the skeletons are almost the same. (It's not a deal breaker, but it bothers me when I notice it.)

Now I haven't consumed any of the tie-in media (except for a 2-3 hours playing Evolution, which didn't tell me anything), so this is coming from a solely movie patron's perspective. If they have any info that tells why Alan got a page only after 20 years or contradict what I said, then go with the expanded universe's canon. But, from the view of someone who only saw Legacy and maybe the first Tron, it is pretty clear Clu intended to deceive someone into activating the laser and coming to the Grid.

 

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