It sounds like things are coming together for the next TRON film with Garrett Hedlund this week confirming that he will be back as Sam Flynn, the son of the original TRON‘s Kevin Flynn (Jeff Bridges). We also got the announcement earlier this month that Jesse Wigutow is rewriting the script.
Now director Joseph Kosinski talked to MTV about the third film in the franchise as well.
“We’ve got an idea for the next movie that’s really exciting to me,” he said. “I mean, obviously, the only reason to go back would be if we could do something spectacular and really push the ideas forward that we had established in ‘Legacy.’ We have an idea and an approach and a way into it that I’m really excited about, and now it’s about execution on the level of the script. So working hard on that in the background, and hopefully that’ll all come together.”
Kosinski added that “It’s still the same plan in that ‘Tron 3’ would deliver on the promises set up at the end of ‘Legacy’ in different ways. You look at what happened in the closing scenes of ‘Legacy’; I think it sets a clear direction for what could happen in the next chapter.”
Kosinski’s next film Oblivion, starring Tom Cruise, opens in IMAX theaters on April 12, 2013 and in conventional theaters a week later.