In case some were not aware, it has been confirmed by Walt Disney Pictures that their upcoming Scifi sequel, “Tron 3” has now officially been canceled by the studio. This shocking announcement comes on the cusp of it’s post production moving forward as the movie was said too be on the fast-track by the studio for an upcoming 2017 release date. Word is that the fledgling project was scrapped after Tommorrowland failed to bring the response & acclaim the studio was looking for at the box office and with it’s fans . .
Disney Pictures being the reactive and by-the-number’s studio they are, a sequel to “Tron: Legacy” was never really a sure-fire bet to begin with. The movie landed soft in theaters in 2010, and while it did eventually gross $400 million worldwide, the film cost near $200 million to make. Take in normal theater cost and other normal expenses and that’s not a very good sign that a follow up film will indeed happen.
Also the film’s original star Garrett Hedlund hasn’t really become that much of a major Hollywood presence in the ensuing five years since the movie’s release, as his original casting by the studio was an investment in his upcoming stardom.
While ‘Tron: Legacy’ was decently received and has its fans, is the general moviegoing public dying for a sequel? That’s certainly a very debatable question . .