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Over at Ain’t It Cool News, webmaster and founder Harry Knowles reports that TRON Legacy is “getting close, incredibly close to having its SEQUEL announced!” Knowles is well-connected within the filmmaking industry and was an outspoken supporter of Legacy, so if he says there’s a sequel on the way, there’s probably at least some validity to what he’s saying.
That said, of course a sequel is at the very least in development. Disney tasked Adam Horowitz and Eddie Kitsis with tackling a sequel screenplay months before Legacy first arrived, so this isn’t exactly news. Still, it’s a bit surprising to hear about another TRON movie after Legacy failed to hit the success levels that Disney was banking on. The movie has earned $293 million worldwide at this point, which isn’t small potatoes by any stretch, but it’s not the close-to-record-breaking numbers that the studio had hoped for. Perhaps the movie is making a bigger splash through ancillary means, and if so, that could be enough to push a Legacy sequel through to reality.
Whether or not a Legacy sequel comes to pass, there will be more TRON in our future as the animated TRON Uprising television series continues to push on full steam ahead. We’ll keep you updated as we hear more.