After months of rumors and planning, Disney stopped pre-production on the third TRON movie.
After its latest original live-action film, TOMORROWLAND, didn’t fare too well at the box office, Disney has put a stop to its next live-action original, TRON 3, despite the fan demand.
After TRON: LEGACY made over $400 million worldwide, fans were eager for a sequel to the 2010 film starring Garrett Hedlund, Jeff Bridges, and Olivia Wilde. Director Joseph Kosinski was set to return and casting rumors suggested Jared Leto and Olivia Munn were in talks for new roles. Disney announced that the movie would film in Vancouver starting in October.
No one knows just why Disney has decided to drop the sequel, but the lackluster performance of TOMORROWLAND paired with their already highly successful ventures with the STAR WARS and MARVEL franchises probably made a third TRON movie a risk in a sea of other surefire live-action adventures.
Other than STAR WARS and MARVEL, Disney will continue their live-action work with remakes of their popular animations for the foreseeable future.