Disney is finally making plans for the next Tron installment. Garth Davis will direct the film.

Davis is an unexpected choice, given that his previous work has been focused on smaller art house/indie films like 2018’s Mary Magdalene. However, Davis received wide critical acclaim for another film, 2016’s Lion. Lion received six Academy Award nominations, including Best Picture.

Garth Davis
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Tron would be Davis’ first blockbuster tentpole. It would also be his first sci-fi film. While he isn’t known for this kind of movie, insiders say Davis aggressively pursued the project.

The yet untitled film acts as a sequel to Tron: Legacy (2010). Legacy itself was the follow up to Disney’s original Tron film, released in the ‘80s. The original film received mixed reviews, but ultimately became a cult classic with fans. This led to Disney developing Legacy, which debuted to moderate success at the box office.

About the Tron sequel

Tron: Legacy

Since Disney hasn’t actually confirmed Tron 3 yet, we don’t have a lot of information about the movie.

The studio previously announced Jared Leto’s attachment to the potential sequel back in 2017. Leto signed on to star in and produce the film. Jeff Bridges, who starred in the original film, reprised his role for Legacy. So, it’s possible if Tron 3 moves forward Bridges may return again.

Jesse Wigutow wrote the latest script. Justin Springer and Emma Ludbrook produce alongside Leto.

Technically, the film hasn’t been greenlit by Disney yet. However, Davis’ recruitment seems like a solid step in the right direction for Tron fans still hoping for another film.

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Source: Deadline