“Tron 3” is officially dead. Disney has revealed Friday (May 29) they will no longer be moving forward with the third film in the sci-fi franchise.
The Hollywood Reporter says plans for “Tron 3” have been canceled due to the studio not being able to find room in the schedule for a release until far into 2018.
The movie was in the early stages of development with “Tron: Legacy” stars Olivia Wilde and Garrett Hedlund set to reprise their roles of Quorra and Sam Flynn. Joseph Kosinski was also available to return to direct the third film.
2010’s “Tron: Legacy” is the sequel to the 1982 film, starring Jeff Bridges and Bruce Boxleitner, about a computer hacker who is abducted and taken into a crazy, digital world.
“We had never greenlit the movie, but it was in development for some time,” a Disney executive tells Variety. “Things in the queue got ahead of it and we have such a big slate out in front of it, we started to think, ‘Where does it go?’ And it’s a pretty big investment to make if you are not even sure when you are going to release it.”
It is hard to see a space for “Tron 3” looking at Disney’s upcoming film list which includes “The Jungle Book,” “Beauty and the Beast,” “Pete’s Dragon” and “Alice: Through the Looking Glass,” just to name a few set for upcoming releases.