Speaking with CS while promoting Pan, Garett Hedlund explains that TRON 3 development was going very well and that there was positive buzz for what it planned to do for the franchise. Was the project really moving forward though up until Disney stopped pre-production a few months ago?
“Yeah, it was, and it was just sort of I guess put on hold. I don’t have all the answers. I mean, ever since [TRON] Legacy came out, they’d always wanted to get a concrete story for the next one. I knew that the new characters that we were introducing were going to be incredible. The script was really getting to a place to where everybody was getting really excited. The common comment was, ‘This one’s going to blow Legacy out of the water.’ I was really excited for that.”
Hedlund had read the latest scripts and was keeping involved. So, what happened? Did Disney just pause it indefinitely?
“I guess so, yes. But yeah, I guess. That’s all I really know. Joe [Kosinski] was going to come back on and direct and everybody’s super excited, and who knows? Maybe there’ll be a time and a place for it. Maybe it will be resembling to the space that was in between from the ’82 version to maybe I’ll be… I’m going to be the Jeff Bridges in the next one and our press junkets, we’ll be talking about how, ‘It’s been 30 years since I’ve been in that suit, man.’”