Holy high expectations, Batman! With most studios planning sequels to their major releases on the weekend of the film’s release, it shouldn’t come as much of a surprise that Disney is already planning the sequel to Tron: Legacy, a whopping 8 months before the film hits theaters.
With Avatar bringing in more money than practically any movie ever made, Disney seems to think that fans will flock to their upcoming film as well. From Heat Vision:
Edward Kitsis and Adam Horowitz, the “Lost” writers/executive producers who worked on “Legacy,” have begun writing a sequel to the studio’s sci-fi tentpole.
No details have been released because it is so early in the process. Notwithstanding the question of whether the movie will be a hit, other topics to ponder are whether the sequel will focus on spinoff characters or center on a new adventure set in the “Tron” world. Insiders have suggested that Kitsis and Horowitz are working on a way to round the story into a trilogy.
No deals have been made with “Legacy” director Joseph Kosinski or cast members to return, though options were placed in the original deals, and Disney surely would hope to reunite all the elements if “Legacy” proves to be a hit. Also needing to be figured out is who would produce a sequel.
Disney seems to have quite a bit of faith in their upcoming film, which begs the question: are we excited to see the studio return to our favorite video game film from 1982?