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So here's what's going on with the sequel to Tron: Legacy

Mar. 20, 2012by: Alejandro Stepenberg

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Over a year ago the sequel to TRON: LEGACY was supposedly extremely close to being greenlit, and while it still hasn't formally happened writers Adam Horowitz and Edward Kitsis confirmed at WonderCon that there is definitely movement going on as we speak.

The question and answer beneath the picture below do contain some spoilers for the Tron Universe, so tread warily if you wish your virgin brain to remain so.

Adam Horowitz: We are working on a sequel. Eddie and I aren't writing the sequel — because of [our show Once Upon a Time] we've moved to be co-producers on it. But there's a script being written right now.

Edward Kitsis:
Dave DiGilio, writer/producer of the show "Traveler" that was on ABC,
is writing it. Joe [Kosinski] is right now shooting Oblivion but we've had a lot of meetings and conversations and we've seen the first draft of the Tron sequel, sometimes movies don't happen as quickly as you want... Our hope is to get something going sooner [rather than later].

Tron Legacy Jeff Bridges X2 poster

And when asked if Tron and Jeff Bridges are as dead as they seem?

Horowitz: I would say the definition of life and death in the digital realm...

Kitsis: Will be explored in the sequel!

So would you be excited to explore that definition, or have you moved on from any interest in seeing what a TRON: LEGACY sequel might bring to the table?

Tron: Legacy throwback

Extra Tidbit: From what I understand, principal photography for TRON: LEGACY only lasted 64 days. Post-production, however, lasted 68 weeks. Yikes.
Source: io9

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9:56AM on 03/20/2012
I liked Tron Legacy a lot. Really enjoyed it.
But I'm really interested in seeing how they're going to handle Quorra in the real world.
I liked Tron Legacy a lot. Really enjoyed it.
But I'm really interested in seeing how they're going to handle Quorra in the real world.
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9:59AM on 03/20/2012
And of course, some more digital ass-kickery.
And of course, some more digital ass-kickery.
12:25PM on 03/20/2012
The look and feel of Tron Legacy was just about perfection.
The look and feel of Tron Legacy was just about perfection.
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1:44PM on 03/20/2012
The SOUNDTRACK was PERFECTION!
The SOUNDTRACK was PERFECTION!
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11:14AM on 03/20/2012
I had no beef with Legacy, I thought it was very entertaining and while it was much more advanced visually than the original, it had good continuity and was a true sequel, having original cast members helped and the viral stuff (Flynn Lives) complimented the films integrity. All thing I hope they continue with in the future, especially the cast members, more Olivia Wilde please.
I had no beef with Legacy, I thought it was very entertaining and while it was much more advanced visually than the original, it had good continuity and was a true sequel, having original cast members helped and the viral stuff (Flynn Lives) complimented the films integrity. All thing I hope they continue with in the future, especially the cast members, more Olivia Wilde please.
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9:46AM on 03/20/2012

i loved the sequel

it looked AWESOME
it looked AWESOME
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11:43AM on 03/20/2012
I thought Tron: Legacy was AMAZING. Totally didn't expect it to be so much fun. I'm all for a sequel.
I thought Tron: Legacy was AMAZING. Totally didn't expect it to be so much fun. I'm all for a sequel.
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2:54PM on 03/20/2012

Loved it

I thought Legacy was fantastic, one of the few movies worth the 3D experience. I love Daft Punks score, I listen to it regularly. I hope they bring them back. Also, we know Tron is not dead, he changed color and never entered back in the story.
I thought Legacy was fantastic, one of the few movies worth the 3D experience. I love Daft Punks score, I listen to it regularly. I hope they bring them back. Also, we know Tron is not dead, he changed color and never entered back in the story.
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11:02AM on 03/20/2012
I'm up for a sequel, but hope the screenplay will outshine more than the visual aspect of the film. The film looked great, but lacked in writing, I really hope it will be even this time around.
I'm up for a sequel, but hope the screenplay will outshine more than the visual aspect of the film. The film looked great, but lacked in writing, I really hope it will be even this time around.
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10:34AM on 03/20/2012
Please bring back Olivia Wilde. Please. That's all I'm asking.
Please bring back Olivia Wilde. Please. That's all I'm asking.
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10:31AM on 03/20/2012
I'm up for more Tron. Both movies so far are a lot of fun and even offer up some food for thought. It's more than you can say about most films.
I'm up for more Tron. Both movies so far are a lot of fun and even offer up some food for thought. It's more than you can say about most films.
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1:18PM on 03/20/2012
Legacy was a bit heavy on the exposition but then so was Felloship of the Ring.

With that in mind they really ought to do two more sequels. The original 80s Tron can serve as a kind of "The Hobbit" to this new trilogy then.

But yeah, I'm definitely up for a sequel.
Legacy was a bit heavy on the exposition but then so was Felloship of the Ring.

With that in mind they really ought to do two more sequels. The original 80s Tron can serve as a kind of "The Hobbit" to this new trilogy then.

But yeah, I'm definitely up for a sequel.
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9:43PM on 03/20/2012
Agreed on the need for more Boxleitner. The franchise is called "Tron", after all. Also, it would be fantastic to have Cillian Murphy be the main villain for the sequel.
Agreed on the need for more Boxleitner. The franchise is called "Tron", after all. Also, it would be fantastic to have Cillian Murphy be the main villain for the sequel.
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10:32AM on 03/20/2012
really liked the first one. You bring Olivia back and I'm there.
really liked the first one. You bring Olivia back and I'm there.
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3:53PM on 03/20/2012
I'd love a sequel.
I'd love a sequel.
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3:02PM on 03/20/2012

Please do

Please bring back bit and the MCP and please make the action fast paced again. The action in the original was so fast and mind blowing, you couldn't wait to see it again. Any one of those things and I will be really happy.
Please bring back bit and the MCP and please make the action fast paced again. The action in the original was so fast and mind blowing, you couldn't wait to see it again. Any one of those things and I will be really happy.
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6:24PM on 03/20/2012

More Tron!!!!!!!Yes!!!!!!!

I thought Tron Legacy was awesome. I think it's lot better than most people think. Bring Daft Punk back to do the music they perfect for that film.
I thought Tron Legacy was awesome. I think it's lot better than most people think. Bring Daft Punk back to do the music they perfect for that film.
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1:31PM on 03/20/2012
Loved Legacy- I just found the actor who played Sam Flynn to be, meh? But I'd gladly welcome a new sequel.
Loved Legacy- I just found the actor who played Sam Flynn to be, meh? But I'd gladly welcome a new sequel.
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10:42PM on 03/20/2012

More Tron Please!

Because you couldn't have any less then you had in Tron Legacy. It's time for Tron to be the main story with everyone else taking a backseat.
Because you couldn't have any less then you had in Tron Legacy. It's time for Tron to be the main story with everyone else taking a backseat.
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7:55PM on 03/20/2012

Bruce Boxleitner should center stage...Cillian Murphy cameo needs expanding.

I agree with the previous: 3D worked well in first film...made sense...worth the 3D experience...another thing: sequel NEEDS Cillian Murphy back as Dillinger's kid...cameo expanded to full role...we got Flynn's kid...let's get Dillinger's in the mix full on. Master control style for a new age...Second film also needs copious amounts of BRUCE BOXLEITNER!
I agree with the previous: 3D worked well in first film...made sense...worth the 3D experience...another thing: sequel NEEDS Cillian Murphy back as Dillinger's kid...cameo expanded to full role...we got Flynn's kid...let's get Dillinger's in the mix full on. Master control style for a new age...Second film also needs copious amounts of BRUCE BOXLEITNER!
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5:56PM on 03/20/2012

I fight.......for the users!

Sequel please, I loved Tron: Legacy. With that being said I hopes it's something very different from the established films.
Sequel please, I loved Tron: Legacy. With that being said I hopes it's something very different from the established films.
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10:50AM on 03/20/2012

I live where they're going to film

The first one was visually arresting but marred by a bad script. They're actually filming where I live, which is Wilmington, NC. I honestly don't know why...but the Screen Gems lot is out here and it has a MASSIVE watertank set so maybe they're doing water stuff now? Also, Iron Man 3 is filming here this summer so we could be dealing with underwater Iron Man.
The first one was visually arresting but marred by a bad script. They're actually filming where I live, which is Wilmington, NC. I honestly don't know why...but the Screen Gems lot is out here and it has a MASSIVE watertank set so maybe they're doing water stuff now? Also, Iron Man 3 is filming here this summer so we could be dealing with underwater Iron Man.
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5:42AM on 03/21/2012
I'm loving all the green here. I remember it wasn't so, when the movie came out.

And of course - bring on a sequel
I'm loving all the green here. I remember it wasn't so, when the movie came out.

And of course - bring on a sequel
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9:54AM on 03/21/2012

Tron

Ah yes, forgot to mention Tron, need him back in full force, Boxleitner's age shouldn't be an issue in the digital world, young Flynn looked amazing in Legacy, they deffinately pulled it off for looking like a real person (maybe why they stuck a helmet on Tron, they weren't sure). He deffinately needs a face in future movies.
Ah yes, forgot to mention Tron, need him back in full force, Boxleitner's age shouldn't be an issue in the digital world, young Flynn looked amazing in Legacy, they deffinately pulled it off for looking like a real person (maybe why they stuck a helmet on Tron, they weren't sure). He deffinately needs a face in future movies.
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6:47AM on 03/21/2012
It wouldn't shock me if they brought Bridges back. Certainly no one saw it for Garret Hedlund. I personally saw it for Bridges's performance and Wilde's delicious get-up. I hope Cilian Murphy is the villain this time, because there's no way his cameo in TRON: LEGACY meant nothing.
It wouldn't shock me if they brought Bridges back. Certainly no one saw it for Garret Hedlund. I personally saw it for Bridges's performance and Wilde's delicious get-up. I hope Cilian Murphy is the villain this time, because there's no way his cameo in TRON: LEGACY meant nothing.
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9:35PM on 03/20/2012

Tron isn't dead..

He turned back to a USER in the end.
He turned back to a USER in the end.
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11:03PM on 03/20/2012
Not to 'nerd-out' here, but TRON was a PROGRAM written by the USER Alan Bradley played by the COMMANDER John Sheridan.
Not to 'nerd-out' here, but TRON was a PROGRAM written by the USER Alan Bradley played by the COMMANDER John Sheridan.
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11:09AM on 03/20/2012
Still a better ending than Mass Effect 3.
Still a better ending than Mass Effect 3.
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