Fans have been waiting a few years to see what’ll come next in the Tron franchise, and star Olivia Wilde has finally offered an update on the long-awaited sequel.
The fan-favorite 1980s sci-fi flick was revived in 2010 with Tron: Legacy, but after that film had a decent (and not mind-blowing) box-office performance, buzz started to cool in regard to a planned sequel. Word broke a while back that a sequel is finally moving forward with Legacy stars Garrett Hedlund and Wilde, and now Wilde has dropped a bit of intel about where it’s going next (and what took so long).
She told Collider the delay was due to the development process to land on the perfect story, and now that they’ve found it, she expects the sequel to move forward relatively quickly. It seems Wilde’s character Quorra will play a significant role in the sequel, which makes sense, considering her significance and where they left things at the end of Legacy:
“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…
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.”
We’re still waiting for official confirmation from Disney that the sequel is happening, but judging by the way Wilde is talking about the project, it sounds like we can expect filming to start up in a few months.
What would you like to see from a Tron sequel? Was Legacy a worthy entry in the franchise?