The next sequel in the Tron series has been confirmed to be in the works by Disney, with French electronic legends Daft Punk once again in talks to be on board.
Walt Disney Studios’ President of Music & Soundtracks, Mitchell Leib, confirmed the news almost a decade after the last film in the franchise Tron: Legacy hit cinemas, also featuring a Daft Punk composed soundtrack.
Tron 3 has been confirmed to be in the works by Disney with electronic duo Daft Punk teased to be involved in the soundtrack.
On the Light The Fuse podcast, Mitchell Leib shared the news, “We’re looking at making a sequel to Tron [Legacy]. We’re making a Tron 3.”
Sharing his enthusiasm for the upcoming project, Leib continued: “We’ve got a great script, I mean a really phenomenal script that we’re very excited about.”
A sequel to Tron: Legacy was announced back in 2010 and was set to be in production in 2015, however, the third film was scrapped just months later.
Leib referenced the decision to originally scrap the third movie, saying: “Whereas the timing wasn’t right to have done it years ago, I think we feel the timing is right now, and I feel like we’ve learned a lot of lessons from that last movie.”
While the original attempt to get the third movie in the trilogy to cinemas failed, the recent advent of Disney+ has opened up more opportunities filmmakers.
“Now with Disney+, I think there’s opportunities to be creating content that we otherwise wouldn’t have been able to create, you know because we’re in the movie business,” Leib explained.
“Disney+ I think is going to afford us the opportunity to expand and get much more diversified in the kind of content we can create.”
The soundtrack for Tron: Legacy, produced by Daft Punk, hit no. 4 on the U.S. Billboard 200, and no. 1 on the UK Dance Chart. Ten years on, Leib believes that getting Daft Punk on board for the third movie is a key part of the puzzle.
Leib said, “The right thing to do is to try and bring Daft Punk and would they want to [return].”
“We don’t even know who will be directing yet,” he continued. “We’re hopeful that Joe Kosinski will come back and do another one. A lot of things gotta fall into the right places.”
Daft Punk are also set to team up with Italian director Dario Argento to score his upcoming film, Occhiali Neri.
In other news, it seems Jared Leto might also be lined up for Tron 3. Whilst there have been rumours for a few years about his involvement in the potential film, reports suggest the actor is still in talks for the lead role.