Walt Disney Studios is moving forward with the planned sequel to 2010’s TRON: Legacy, and has tapped Jesse Wigutow (Peter and the Starcatchers, Eragon) to pen the script based on a previous draft from David DiGilio, Edward Kitsis and Adam Horowitz.
It is now being reported that Garrett Hedlund will reprise his role as Sam Flynn, son of the original Tron's Kevin Flynn (Jeff Bridges), in the film. The casting update essentially puts rumors that this will be a full reboot to bed.
In a recent interview with NextMovie, the actor indicated (in fairly vague terms) that he will indeed return for Tron 3. We cannot confirm, however, how large or small his role may be. Nor is it clear whether or not TRON: Legacy co-star Olivia Wilde will return as the digital miracle Quorra.
Details on the project are few, but it was previously said that the film would deal with the question of life and death in the digital realm. It may or may not involve a connection to the Tron: Uprising television series. If there were a link to the TV show, it may include an appearance from Alan Bradley/Tron himself, Bruce Boxleitner.
Of course, if Tron himself plays a role in the story then one or two things would need some explaining.
TRON: Legacy eventually earned $400 million in worldwide box-office sales. Helmer Joseph Kosinski is set to return to the director’s chair for this third installment in the franchise.
We will bring you further details as they emerge.