Jeff Bridges left out of 'Tron 3?' Sequel spoilers, release date rumors
"Tron 3" has been confirmed! Despite middling reviews from critics for the second Tron film, "Tron: Legacy", Disney is reportedly moving forward on a third film- which, according to the latest rumors, will be titled "Tron: Ascension."
Here's what else we know: according to CNET, the film will star the same duo who headlined the last film's cast, Garrett Hedlund and Olivia Wilde. They will play Sam Flynn and Quorra, just like in the last entry. Some rumors place the film as filming later this year in Vancouver, which according to CNET would put the film on track for a 2017 release. Maybe 2018, depending on how the scheduling goes. Justin Springer is attached as a producer, and Joseph Kosinski, who directed "Tron: Legacy" will direct the film as well.
Sadly, we don't know any story details that have been officially confirmed, but just from the casting of Hedlund and Wilde it can be assumed that Sam Flynn will be going back into the same virtual reality universe as the last two films, and he'll be taking computer program Quorra with him. What's not known is if Jeff Bridges, who starred in both the original Tron and as an updated version of his character in "Tron: Legacy", will be appearing in the film.
According to MoviePilot, it's more likely that Bridges will be returning to "Tron: Ascension". They claim that although we did see both versions of Bridges' character destroyed in the last film, as a computer program it'd be very easy to write him back to life and back into the film. However, the fact that his death seemed so finite in the last movie may be a point in the other direction- that Bridges is gone for good and the third (and last?) Tron film, Tron 3, will continue without him.
Keep an eye out for more rumors and potential release date for Tron 3.