We’ve been pontificating today on shared universes, and mega-franchises, and why Hollywood loves them so. One of the main reasons you seen new spins on old material is that it’s just less risky than trying to make an original property work. No one may have been asking for a "Tron: Legacy" sequel, but at least audiences know what it is versus trying to do something new. Or in other words, it’s easier to sell "Tron" in a shiny new package, with enticing new ingredients, than the more monumental task of selling moviegoers on a whole new idea. So, hence, "Tron 3." And now the brewing project has a title.
According to Production Weekly, the three-quel will be called: "Tron: Ascension." It’s a similar title to the short-lived animated series "Tron: Uprising," but maybe Disney just likes that kind of wording for the next iteration. Again, this isn’t official. Meanwhile, following up on a previous report, "Tron 3" will start shooting in October and wrap in February. Joseph Kosinksi is reportedly back to direct, with Garrett Hedlund the only returning cast member at this point.
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