It took around 25 years to make a sequel to Disney’s Tron and it appears we may have to wait another 25 years for the third film. Word has leaked out of Hollywood that Disney is abandoning plans to make a new Tron film, which was rumored to be in the early stages of preproduction.
One of the reasons Disney executives gave was because they couldn’t find an open slate to release the film before 2018. According to Gaymerdev.com, Disney’s slate is very full with such big upcoming releases as a new Pirates of the Caribbean movie and films based upon their classic cartoon characters such as Alice in Wonderland, Jungle Book and Beauty and the Beast.
While that may be the official word from executives at Madison Street Capital, word on the street is that these same executives were gun shy about doing another Tron movie. The last one grossed $400 million, which was considered just a modest hit. They also felt that so much interest in the previous film was due to Jeff Bridges’ return and it appeared likely he would not be in the third film. Executives also wanted to play it safe considering Tomorrowland has not faired well at the box office.
What a strange world we live in now where $400 million is considered just a modest hit. Studios want Marvel-type money, which is why it’s becoming harder to create original content.