While promoting TRON: Uprising, the animated series, back at WonderCon, TRON: Legacy screenwriters Adam Horowitz and Edward Kitsis mentioned a first draft of the TRON 3 script does exist and that while the plan was always for director Joseph Kosinski to shoot Oblivion first, “our goal is to get something going soon.”
How soon? While firmly on board for another go-around, TRON: Legacy star Olivia Wilde doesn’t know, but during a chat about her Tribeca Film Festival short film, Baseball in the Time of Cholera, Wilde did discuss the possibilities for her character’s future, specifically taking Quorra into the real world. Wilde joked, “Then it’s like Splash, which is like the greatest movie of all time.” On a more serious note, Wilde noted, “It’s a great world that they created and there’s many more stories to tell within it.”
Something that’ll likely facilitate that process is the improvement in technology. Wilde explained, “Technology’s advanced even further, so we can have more fun with the special effects.” As for the impact of technology within the film, Wilde hopes it’ll “ask the questions about artificial intelligence versus humanity again.” She added, “I think that’s what makes that story interesting, is that universal question of what separates us from technology.”
I would have to agree and while that topic was touched upon in TRON: Legacy, it most certainly could be expanded in a film that flips the situation, taking players from the Grid and putting them into the real world.
Be sure to keep an eye out for our full interview with Wilde and directors Bryn Mooser and David Darg on their Tribeca Film Festival entry Baseball in the Time of Cholera.