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Joseph Kosinski says that Tron 3 has to be their Empire Strikes Back for him to return

Dec. 14, 2012by: Niki Stephens

I like many others was excited for TRON: LEGACY back in 2010. The soundtrack was also gobbled up by those who saw the film, and may have actually liked the music more than the movie itself. Personally, I enjoyed it. I thought it was fun, but kept thinking about how The Dude had taken over what once was Flynn. I was also head over heels with Michael Sheen's over the top performance: "Change the scheme, alter the mood. Electrify the boys and girls if you'd be so kind." Plus, Olivia Wilde.

Now for movement on TRON 3, we have Garrett Hedlund back in the mix as Sam, and Jesse Wigutow (IT RUNS IN THE FAMILY) has been hired to write the script, but what about Joseph Kosinski? Well, the director says that he will come back if it could be something spectacular, or something EMPIRE STRIKES BACK.

Here's what he told Collider.com:

“Well the only reason to go back, for me and I think for anyone involved would be if we could do something truly spectacular. We’ve been talking about it for a couple years and there’s always been this idea, a big idea, in the back of my head that we’ve been talking about. The idea itself, the notion of what the next Tron could be, is exciting enough that it would be worth going back to do it. Obviously we hinted some things at the end of Legacy, it’s kind of there for people to see what that potential is. So we just want to make sure that we have a script that delivers on that promise on an epic scale.”

“I’ve said it would have to be our Empire Strikes Back for me to come back and for me to pull the whole team back together. I think we do have that idea. We do have the idea that feels big and really blows the doors off this franchise. It’s hinted at promises of something for two movies now, for thirty years, so it’s time to deliver on that. But the script’s got to be at a level that makes it worth going back for, because it’s a lot of work to make a movie like this and it’s a multi-year project. So we’ve got our writer Jesse Wigutow on it right now writing, and fingers crossed if it all comes together, as we hope it will, there could be another Tron in the next few years, and it’s going to be awesome.”

I don't know what expectations you guys have for the next TRON, or if you even want to see one. What are some ideas you would have for the film?

Extra Tidbit: More Daft Punk, please.
Source: Collider

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4:57AM on 12/17/2012
I have to get this off my chest,TRON is a character in the movies,not the name of the world itself. The world is known as the GRID! That being said,I want more of tron himself,more tron in tron,its the fucking title for christ sake and he was sadly underutilized. Cillian murphy returning would be excellent,daft punk is a must...end of line.
I have to get this off my chest,TRON is a character in the movies,not the name of the world itself. The world is known as the GRID! That being said,I want more of tron himself,more tron in tron,its the fucking title for christ sake and he was sadly underutilized. Cillian murphy returning would be excellent,daft punk is a must...end of line.
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3:44AM on 12/16/2012

Would be pretty sweet...

Plug tron into the Internet. With the epic battle happening all over the world on different computers and servers. Have a fight in the CIA database, Wikipedias page on the history of cheese, Paris Hilton's iPhone, or on the ISS's computer. That'd be... awesome.
Plug tron into the Internet. With the epic battle happening all over the world on different computers and servers. Have a fight in the CIA database, Wikipedias page on the history of cheese, Paris Hilton's iPhone, or on the ISS's computer. That'd be... awesome.
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5:48PM on 12/15/2012

Oh please

YES I loveddd legacy sooo much, and the first too. The cartoon is pretty sick too. I hope they make this one hugely epic and amazing too. With an awesome killer soundtrack. And IMAX is a must too.
YES I loveddd legacy sooo much, and the first too. The cartoon is pretty sick too. I hope they make this one hugely epic and amazing too. With an awesome killer soundtrack. And IMAX is a must too.
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1:27PM on 12/15/2012
Loved the original and Legacy, so more Tron is always a good thing for me. Kosinski did a great job with the sequel so I'd prefer him to do the last one, that is depending on how Oblivion turns out.
Loved the original and Legacy, so more Tron is always a good thing for me. Kosinski did a great job with the sequel so I'd prefer him to do the last one, that is depending on how Oblivion turns out.
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10:12AM on 12/15/2012
Okay, let's assume that the next Tron will follow Tron Legacy. My idea is that Tron world is trying to crossover to the real world and battles would take place here in the real world. Then somehow with plots and twist and turns, the protagonist and the antagonist must return to "Tron" world and the final battle will take place there and winner takes all.
Okay, let's assume that the next Tron will follow Tron Legacy. My idea is that Tron world is trying to crossover to the real world and battles would take place here in the real world. Then somehow with plots and twist and turns, the protagonist and the antagonist must return to "Tron" world and the final battle will take place there and winner takes all.
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1:41AM on 12/16/2012
That sounds like Matrix Reloaded and Matrix Revolutions.
That sounds like Matrix Reloaded and Matrix Revolutions.
6:18AM on 12/17/2012
Come to think of it, I think you're right.
Come to think of it, I think you're right.
8:30AM on 12/15/2012

Tron Legacy was never going to be massive

Legacy was too cool to be a massive hit. The soundtrack alone probably is a turn off to a lot of people. Personally, I think that Daft Punk completely nailed it and I really hope they are there for future installments. I think they should have got the Oscar over Social Network.
Kosinski completely nailed the look and tone and the action was great. The only downside is the hard-to-swallow premise (which is always going to limit the story). People who complain about the flimsy story when they
Legacy was too cool to be a massive hit. The soundtrack alone probably is a turn off to a lot of people. Personally, I think that Daft Punk completely nailed it and I really hope they are there for future installments. I think they should have got the Oscar over Social Network.
Kosinski completely nailed the look and tone and the action was great. The only downside is the hard-to-swallow premise (which is always going to limit the story). People who complain about the flimsy story when they know the premise when they walk into the theater are idiots - it's people getting sucked into computer software and fighting virtual robots!
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11:57PM on 12/14/2012
Tall talk from the guy who made Tron's version of The Phantom Menace.
Tall talk from the guy who made Tron's version of The Phantom Menace.
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11:53PM on 12/14/2012
I do want a follow-up to Tron Legacy, and I want to echo the sentiment about Cillian Murphy playing the main villain...his cameo in Tron Legacy was too good an opportunity to pass up.
I do want a follow-up to Tron Legacy, and I want to echo the sentiment about Cillian Murphy playing the main villain...his cameo in Tron Legacy was too good an opportunity to pass up.
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6:10AM on 12/15/2012
i had no idea he was in it, i just googled it,i loved that scene thanks man!
i had no idea he was in it, i just googled it,i loved that scene thanks man!
7:28AM on 12/15/2012
You're welcome.
You're welcome.
11:14PM on 12/14/2012
At this point you can't really have a Tron 3 without Daft Punk. In fact I would argue that it was largely the soundtrack that kept folks from viewing Legacy as a failure.

I've said this before but I'll go ahead and say it again. Legacy was mostly exposition, which I think is the core of the biggest gripe about the film. But that's okay, Fellowship of the Ring was mostly exposition as well.

If they take that into consideration they actually ought to do 2 more Tron films, with the
At this point you can't really have a Tron 3 without Daft Punk. In fact I would argue that it was largely the soundtrack that kept folks from viewing Legacy as a failure.

I've said this before but I'll go ahead and say it again. Legacy was mostly exposition, which I think is the core of the biggest gripe about the film. But that's okay, Fellowship of the Ring was mostly exposition as well.

If they take that into consideration they actually ought to do 2 more Tron films, with the original Tron film acting as kind of a Hobbit to the new trilogy. They can get away with it as long as they don't spend all their time on exposition again in the next 2 films.

I guess I would focus the next film on Clu's attempt to get into the real world, so it would primarily be on the grid. Then the third film in the new trilogy would start out with Clu coming into the real world with his armies, and a fight with them in the real world.
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11:22PM on 12/14/2012
Perhaps it might even be interesting to wrap up the 3rd film in a new trilogy with this idea:

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Maybe a "user" comes into our computer simulation, or one of us leaves this simulation and enters their world.

Perhaps it might even be interesting to wrap up the 3rd film in a new trilogy with this idea:

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Maybe a "user" comes into our computer simulation, or one of us leaves this simulation and enters their world.

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10:57PM on 12/14/2012

Kosinski rocks

so did Legacy, and I'm totally with him on Daft Punk. Can't wait!
so did Legacy, and I'm totally with him on Daft Punk. Can't wait!
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