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Tron 3 Will Be Empire Strikes Back Says Director Joseph Kosinski

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created 12/14/2012 - 6:30pm, updated 12/14/2012 - 6:32pm

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4714 Disney is moving forward with the sequel to Tron: Legacy as a script is already in the works from Jesse Wigutow, Garrett Hedlund is set to reprise as Sam Flynn, and director Joseph Kosinski will return as well.

The Collider recently caught up with Kosinski who updated them on the status of "Tron 3."

Kosinksi says the movie is going to be awesome, and that they only way he told Disney he would be back if it would be his "Empire Strikes Back."

“I’ve said it would have to be our Empire Strikes Back for me to come back and for me to pull the whole team back together.  I think we do have that idea.  We do have the idea that feels big and really blows the doors off this franchise.  It’s hinted at promises of something for two movies now, for thirty years, so it’s time to deliver on that.  But the script’s got to be at a level that makes it worth going back for, because it’s a lot of work to make a movie. like this and it’s a multi-year project.  So we’ve got our writer Jesse Wigutow on it right now writing, and fingers crossed if it all comes together, as we hope it will, there could be another Tron in the next few years, and it’s going to be awesome.”

No story ideas were mentioned, but Kosinksi offered that some time has passed since Tron: Legacy and that it's not going to be a rehash of that movie.

I think time has passed.  It feels like we’re kind of real-time in step.  So however much time has passed sinceLegacy came out would also have transpired in the real world.  So it will still be contemporary.  So let’s say if the Tron sequel comes out in 2015, then four or five years have passed since the last movie.”

“I don’t want to say too much about it but the goal would not be to simply re-use.  We’re not going to re-use the assets from Legacy, that’s no fun.  If we’re going to do to it we’re going to reinvent all over again and it’s going to be a whole new generation for reasons that are very story-driven.  That’s all I can say.”

Kosinksi says a lot more, which you can read about via the link above, including that they will be taking their time on the script for "Tron 3," and he goes on to say how he is really excited for the movie.

The idea itself, the notion of what the next Tron could be, is exciting enough that it would be worth going back to do it.  

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