Garrett Hedlund Confirms Return For ‘Tron 3′

By Hannah Soo Park

The “Tron: Legacy” sequel may not have an official title yet, but it’s just been confirmed that the movie has a star lined up to play one of its leading roles.

While doing press for the U.S. release of “On the Road,” actor Garrett Hedlund confirmed to NextMovie that he will, in fact, be reprising his role as Sam Flynn in the follow-up that’s been floating around the sequel rumor mill since the first “Tron” reboot’s 2010 release.

“You know, yeah, I’m very excited, Disney’s very excited,” Hedlund said, when asked about his potential involvement in the forthcoming installment.

While other cast members, including key players Olivia Wilde and Jeff Bridges, have yet to discuss their involvement in the sequel, a few crew members have been set to get back on the Grid: Joseph Kosinski, whose name made the rounds again with the recent trailer release of sci-fi flick “Oblivion,” will sit in the director’s chair again for the digital-realm-set movie, while Justin Springer, who co-produced “Legacy,” is slated to produce this time around. Just last week, news broke that Disney tapped Jesse Wigutow, who penned “Eragon,” to work on the script.

“Tron: Legacy” raked in just under $400 million, worldwide, so it’s no surprise that Disney is looking to go for sequel gold. In securing Hedlund and a writer, along with several other crew members, it’s pretty safe to say that the studio has officially gotten the ball rolling.

Details about the plot have yet to be revealed, but according to NextMovie, some sources say that “Tron 3″ is scheduled to begin shooting in 2014.