Talk of Tron 3 – which may be titled Tron: Ascension – stirred up recently when a series of Tweets and innocent production notices appeared on the web. Which meant the entire blogosphere blew up over the threequel’s existence. Since then we’ve yet to receive official confirmation from the studio on the follow up to 2010’s Tron: Legacy. However, one of the stars of the franchise, Olivia Wilde, spoke to Collider this week and their chat seemingly provided verification of its own. To start, the actress responded to the supposed October production start date:
“You know, I’ve heard the same. I think there’s a lot of people really excited to make it happen within Disney and in the world, and we’ve been dreaming of making it since we finished Legacy so I would be thrilled.”
Part of that dream has involved what a majority of sequels require: a solid foundation. Not all follow-ups take sufficient time to craft the perfect screenplay, secure proper funding and generally dedicate the right amount of energy it takes to do a movie justice. According to Wilde though, that’s precisely the case with Tron 3:
“The delay has only ever been story, finding the right story. It hasn’t been anything else. There’s never been a time where we wanted to go and then schedules got in the way. It’s only been like, ‘That’s not the right story.’ So, in the past year, the right story kind of came together and we felt, ‘Oh, this actually – this might be the right one to tell.’ And, you know, there’s still a lot to be done before it could actually happen, but the fact that there’s a goal of this year to start is really exciting.”
Lastly, Wilde opens up about her character Quorra. Introduced in 2010’s Legacy, the feisty GRID resident made no bones about her desire to explore the world outside of the digital realm. And based solely on Wilde’s comments here, we might get to see that lycra-clad fish out of water in the next sequel:
“I love this character of Quorra so much and I’ve built her with Joe Kosinski and we took her such a long way from what was written to what we made. I mean, I fought for her to be this kind of androgynous child and that’s so not what you typically see in these movies, so I’m so grateful that the producers let me play with her and make her this strange little being. And I’m really excited to see what happens to that character when put into the real world. I think it’s an interesting concept. I’m fascinated by all discussions of AI, and especially now today and now with virtual reality becoming something that’s like a personal device, I think it’s the time to tell this story.”
Tron 3 starts filming later this year in Vancouver.