Just quickly… the upcoming DVD and Blu-ray release of “TRON Legacy” will reportedly feature a teaser trailer for “TRON 3”, according to Headgeek666 over at Aint it Cool News!
”I was contacted by someone that worked on the shoot for this DVD Extra. That this person’s experience on set gave him, it will be made up of at least 3 scenes.
One includes Bruce Boxleitner (as Alan) and Dan Shor (as Ram). Turns out that “Ram” was apparently running the FLYNN LIVES campaign and he’s frantically destroying all of that data and files, as Alan confronts him. Dan apparently utters the line, “Why did Kevin give you the cool name” – which means to my way of thinking that after Flynn came out of the Grid, he sought out the human soul of Ram and befriended him and started calling him RAM – you know – some geek that wrote that Actuarial Program that helped people plan for the future. I sorta love that. And love that the kindness Flynn showed this lowly geek, apparently created a gung ho champion for the life and memory of Kevin Flynn.
Another has Quora showing up to ENCOM and getting acousted by the press because she’s riding Sam’s Ducati – and states that she just spoke with Kevin Flynn, yesterday!
The last scene that was shot in this mini-shoot involved text screens where you see the Father & Son… The Dillingers stating that everything is going as planned.”
The scooper backed up his claim by providing Harry with call-sheets, location maps and pictures from the shoot.
Um, so yes, it’d seem “Tron 3” is happening.
According to Harry Knowles, “TRON Legacy”, released in December to mixed reviews, is “set to cross $300 million worldwide” and “has proved, beyond a doubt that there is an audience that buys this science fiction fantasy.”
But it’s not just the film that’s helped the brand biggen – the merchandise (those light cycles; action figures, and so on) and CD soundtrack (by Daft Punk) have also helped Tron’s case. “Disney is beginning to realize, TRON could be a franchise”, wrote Knowles.
In December, What’s Playing’s Hollywood Insider column reported that the “creatives and execs involved in the latest film are pushing on under the assumption that the film will make a profit, and for that reason, they’re already brainstorming over the next sequel.”
One of the ideas being tossed around for the next sequel includes incorporating the character of Yori, played by Cindy Morgan in the 1982 original.
Oh, the reason she wasn’t in “Tron Legacy”?
“I’m told that this latest film was essentially “Flynn’s story” and because of that, some characters.. weren’t needed”, said the site. Producers decided that “instead of having a familiar face “walk past in the background” those characters might be best “saved for a later film where they’d potentially have something to do“”.
“There’s about five or six different story lines in consideration for the next film, and at least a couple of them feature the character of Laura, who would be married to Alan Bradley (Bruce Boxleitner’s character). In addition, Cillian Murphy is onboard the film, should it go ahead, playing two characters. I don’t think I need to say any more about that.”
The site said that Jeff Bridges wasn’t a lock to return as Kevin Flynn.
“It’s not for sure that he will be back” I’m told. “But if Alan and Laura are back, there will at least still be a link to the original”.
I don’t know why I think of a “Tron” movie without Jeff Bridges, but I do like the sound of more ‘Grid’ action all the same. More Bruce. More Cindy. More Daft Punk. More of Olivia Wilde’s legs. Yes, I’ll be there.