Director Joseph Kosinski has revealed how he sees Tron 3 as being his Empire Strikes Back, as it will be so spectacular. Joseph says that he has always stated that he would only make a third instalment of Tron, if the idea behind it was something brilliant.
Kosinski told Collider, “Well the only reason to go back, for me and I think for anyone involved would be if we could do something truly spectacular. We’ve been talking about it for a couple years and there’s always been this idea, a big idea, in the back of my head that we’ve been talking about. 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. Obviously we hinted some things at the end of Legacy, it’s kind of there for people to see what that potential is. So we just want to make sure that we have a script that delivers on that promise on an epic scale.”
He added, “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.”
It is already confirmed that Garrett Hedlund will return for Tron 3 and it is expected that Olivia Wilde will also make a return. Tron 3 is expected to begin filming in 2014, with a 2015 release date possible.