It wasn't too long ago that work on a 'Tron 3,' the sequel to 2010's Disney action flick 'Tron: Legacy,' was announced with 'Eragon' writer Jesse Wigutow whipping up a script treatment. Considering how poor the Joseph Kosinski-directed movie performed, it wasn't that big of a surprise that the studio decided to swap out their writing team, but there is one person from 'Legacy' Disney will definitely be sticking with, and that's Garrett Hedlund, aka Sam Flynn himself.
'Tron: Legacy,' like 'Tron' before it, was hyped and hoped to be the next big thing. With 'Legacy,' Disney spent years prepping audiences for the return of the light cycle and deadly discs to the big screen, even though the first film was viewed as a cult hit that tried and failed to be the next 'Star Wars.' But even though 'Tron: Legacy' was not the runaway success hoped for, Disney may be going back for more.
Joseph Kosinski’s ‘Tron: Legacy’ wasn’t necessarily the sequel fans patiently waited nearly 30 years to see.
The convoluted sci-fi effort split critics right down the middle, earning a 50% Fresh grade on Rotten Tomatoes. But at the box office, ‘Legacy’ took in a healthy $400 million worldwide … enough to generate talk of a potential third installment. Which is exactly what ‘Legacy’ screenwriters Edward Kitsis and Adam Horowitz did while attending WonderCon in Anaheim.