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It's not often that a studio waits twenty-eight years to produce a sequel to one of its films, but that is precisely what happened with Disney's 'Tron: Legacy.' Now, in an apparent effort to prevent another two decades from passing between entries, Disney is continuing to move forward on a third film in the 'Tron' franchise. They have entered negotiations with Jesse Wigutow ('It Runs in the Family') to rework the script for 'Tron 3' - previously turned in by 'Legacy' writing team Edward Kitsis and Adam Horowitz, and then further reworked by David DiGilio back in 2011. Should it ever get the official green light, 'Tron: Legacy' director Joseph Kosinski is attached to return for this next installment. 'Tron: Legacy' took in $400 million worldwide.
I'm actually really excited for this, though I never thought I would be. When I first came out of the theater after seeing 'Tron: Legacy,' I was really frustrated. I loved the original 'Tron' and the trailers for the sequel had my anticipation running high. Though I initially thoroughly disliked it, subsequent viewings of 'Tron: Legacy' on cable have turned me around on at least the first hour of the film. The spectacle of the new version of the grid, of the entire world within the computer in fact, impresses me to no end. It isn't until we run into Michael Sheen's character that the movie starts to go directly down hill for me. My hope is that 'Tron 3' will amplify 'Legacy's strengths and keep its weaknesses at bay. I do wish they had given someone else a crack at directing the next movie, and the fact that the biggest credit to the writer's name is 'It Runs in the Family,' is less than encouraging. The weak script is what almost completely derailed 'Tron: Legacy' so I really hope Wigutow is up to snuff. The big question now, will they be getting Daft Punk back to do the score?
What do you guys think? Would you be excited for 'Tron 3?' What other avenues of the grid can they explore? Are they making a mistake keeping the same director?