3rd "Tron" is coming together with "Tron: Legacy" stars returning
Olivia Wilde and Garrett Hedlund will reprise their roles
"Tron: Legacy" grossed $400 million worldwide, after the 1982 original gained fans online
Olivia Wilde and Garrett Hedlund are set to return for Disney’s “Tron 3.”
The pair will reprise their characters from 2010’s “Tron: Legacy” in the sequel, which is being directed by Joseph Kosinski.
“Legacy” was the sequel to the 1982 sci-fi film that took place inside a computer world known as the Grid and starred Jeff Bridges and Bruce Boxleitner. While not a hit at the time, it later drew a big cult following and became an influence on filmmakers and pop culture.
Decades later, Disney revisited the world with “Legacy.” The story revealed that the computer-programmer character played by Bridges had a son (Hedlund) who jumped into the Grid to find his father. Wilde was Quorra, an algorithm-made-flesh who also happened to kick butt.
Disney has been developing a sequel to “Legacy” since the movie grossed $400 million worldwide. Hedlund in 2012 said he would return to the visual-effects-heavy franchise, but that was when the project was circling a 2014 start.
The project is now looking to shoot this fall, likely in Vancouver, British Columbia. Plot details are being kept offline.
Justin Springer will be involved as a producer.
Wilde is coming off starring in the Blumhouse-produced horror movie “The Lazarus Effect.” She is repped by WME, Untitled and Ziffren Brittenham.
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Hedlund just boarded Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk and will be playing “Hook” in Pan, Warner Bros.’ retelling of “Peter Pan.” He is repped by WME, Brillstein Entertainment and Sloane Offer.