Disney has reportedly halted plans to make a third Tron film.
Tron 3 has been in the works since 2011 but progress on the project has been slow. However, in April of this year it was reported that director Joseph Kosinski, who also shot 2010’s Tron: Legacy, was due to start shooting a sequel this autumn. Tron: Legacy stars Garrett Hedlund and Olicia Wilde were apparently set to return.
Now The Hollywood Reporter is reporting that Disney has decided not to move forward with the sequel, whose title was rumoured to be Tron: Ascension. Disney had reportedly been hoping to tempt Jared Leto to join the film’s cast but no formal offer was ever made.
Tron: Legacy opened to mixed reviews in 2010, but performed well at the box office, grossing over $400 million (£250 million) worldwide. The film was a belated sequel to the 1982 sci-fi classic starring Jeff Bridges, who reprised his role and starred alongside Hedlund and Wilde in the 2010 follow-up.
Tron: Legacy featured an acclaimed soundtrack by Daft Punk, the elusive French duo’s first film score, which would go on to earn them a Grammy nomination. The original Tron film featured music from renowned American electronic composer Wendy Carlos as well as two original songs by Journey.