After “Tron Legacy” was crowned box-office king with a $43.6 million haul on its opening weekend, naturally the “Tron” talk shifts toward the sequel question. There’s already a script in the works, so when MTV News had the chance to chat with one of the power players in the discussion — director Joseph Kosinski — we asked if he’s thought about a sequel.
“Yeah, and I think we’ve created a world that has a lot of possibilities in it,” he said. “It was important to me that we created those connections back to the original film. If audiences are interested in this movie and decide they want to go back, and we can find the right story and a way to push the envelope again, I would definitely consider going back.”
In addition to bringing back stars Garrett Hedlund and Olivia Wilde , one character that seemed as though he could have a part in the continuation of the story is the briefly appearing Edward Dillinger (played by Cillian Murphy), a rising star at ENCOM, the ominous tech company at the center of “Tron” mythos.
“I’m a big fan of his,” Kosinski said when asked how Murphy joined the project. “I’d been talking to him about a way to get involved in the movie from the beginning, and this opportunity came up, so I asked him to be a part of it, and he was excited to do it,” Kosinski explained. “So I’m thrilled to have him in there.”
Wilde echoed Kosinski’s sentiments regarding Murphy’s brief performance.
“Cillian Murphy — we were so lucky to have in this film,” Wilde said. “His part in ‘Tron Legacy’ is so mysterious and cool. His role really fits into the mythology of ‘Tron,’ the corrupt environment of ENCOM. It just shows you that this fight is far from over.”
Wilde has also said that she’d be game for another “Tron” movie, particularly exploring how her character, Quorra, would adapt to the human world.
“I’m so thrilled to play with Quorra in the human world. It would be sort of like ‘Splash,’ ” she said, referring to the ’80s comedy starring Daryl Hannah as a mermaid unleashed in Manhattan. “I want to see her whispering to laptops and hugging toasters. … There’s a whole other chapter ahead.”
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