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Published On: Wed, Jan 31st, 2018

Garrett Hedlund reminds fans that ‘Tomorrowland’ is why there is no ‘Tron Legacy’ sequel

TRON: Legacy star Garrett Hedlund confirms that Brad Bird’s Tomorrowland is partly responsible for the Tron 3 project being cancelled by Disney.

In an interview with MTV’s Happy Sad Confused podcast, Hedlund explains that TRON 3 fell through partly because Tomorrowland failed at the box office.

“When the next TRON was supposed to start – we were greenlit and ready to go – and then [Disney] had troubles with how Tomorrowland did. And I think they asked them to give them like a hundred reasons why they should do [TRON 3]. And if that didn’t fall through, I never would’ve been able to work with [Stephen] Soderbergh on [Mosaic].”

Tomorrowland was released in a prime summertime slot and significantly underperformed at the worldwide box office, grossing $209.2 million globally against an estimated production budget of $190 million.

 

Back in 2015, THR reported that “While sources say the project was never officially greenlit, earlier this year it seemed that things were moving ahead with Tron:Legacy helmer Joseph Kosinski returning to direct and stars Olivia Wilde and Garrett Hedlund reprising their roles.”

Everyone stopped short of blaming the George Clooney film, so don’t expect Hedlund back after publicly shaming Disney this way.

A Tron Lightcycle Power Run attraction that debuted at Shanghai Disneyland in 2016 will be coming to Disney World in the Tomorrowland section of the park. The Tron ride will be located next to Space Mountain.

 

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