Production on the film was scheduled to begin this fall, with Garrett Hedlund and Olivia Wilde set to reprise their respective roles as Sam Flynn and Quorra. “Tron: Legacy” director Joseph Kosinski was also confirmed to helm the project, and had reportedly been courting Jared Leto and Olivia Munn to co-star.
“Tron: Legacy” starred Hedlund as original “Tron” star Jeff Bridges’ son, who goes inside a computer world called the Grid to find his father and defeat Clu 2.0. The sci-fi blockbuster grossed an impressive $400 million worldwide, but The Wrap points out it wasn’t as monumental a hit as Disney had hoped. Still, the original 1982 film had amassed a strong cult following that kept buzz around the series strong.
Instead, Disney appears to be focused on making live-action versions of its animated films, like “Maleficent” and “Cinderella.” The studio already has “Beauty and the Beast,” “The Jungle Book,” “Alice in Wonderland,” and “Dumbo” on deck.
Sadly, this news also indicates we won’t be getting a stellar "Tron 3" soundtrack either. Daft Punk are surely sobbing inside their helmets.