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Published On: Mon, Apr 28th, 2014

‘Tron 3’ moves ahead, will follow Sam, Quorra and the role of Dillinger

A sequel to 2010’s Tron: Legacy is still in the works, the film’s director provided an update for fans.

tron_legacy_final_posterSpeaking to Assignment X,  Joseph Kosinski says the third film in the franchise is still in development and revealed that the follow-up picture would focus on the characters Sam Flynn (Garrett Hedlund) and Quorra (Olivia Wilde).

“We’re working on the story right now. Once we get a script we’re all really happy with, we’ll take it to the powers that be and see if we can go back to the Grid,” he said.

Sam and Quorra were left riding away “into the sunset” with the last film and this is where he says events will pick up. “I think we will pick [up] with where Tron: Legacy left off with Quorra in the real world and what does that mean and the possibilities it opens up for the next chapter. It’s the relationship between the two of them that’s the next step.”

Fans have speculated about the role of the son of Dillinger, played by Cillian Murpjy in a brief role during Legacy, and if the character would play a bigger role in a sequel.

 “Dillinger [David Warner] was a really important part of the first film and felt like an easy way to continue that storyline and thread to have his son in the new movie, ” says Kosinski. ” That way you have people ask those questions of what the Dillinger legacy is in the world of Tron. We didn’t want to ignore it completely and it leaves a really nice springboard for some intertwining development for the next film.”

The long-awaited Tron sequel, Tron: Legacy opened to mixed reviews, but performed well at the box office, grossing over $400 million worldwide. 

Garrett Hedlund as Sam Flynn Tron Legacy photo

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  1. New ‘Tron 3′ rumor: production beginning in October after ‘Star Trek 3′ start - The Global Dispatch says:

    […] Kosinski said the new film will follow the same characters, Sam and Quorra, hinting about Dillinger being key. More on that, also from 2014, click here […]

  2. David Chipman says:

    I notice that Assignment X article is from 2011. Anything more recent?

  3. Rarely Write says:

    Tron 3 MUST include Sam taking Alan finally to the Grid.
    Alan meeting Tron is a long overdue.

  4. Drew Foster says:

    I kind of hope that Dillinger Jr. is the sort of antagonist that becomes a helpful ally later, without losing any of his personal emnity with the protagonist.

    Just as his father was led astray by the original MCP, only to have a “my God what have I done?” moment FAR too late, I think Dillinger Jr. may unleash something to try to one-up or humiliate Sam Flynn, but rather than being obstinate about it, he realizes the magnitude of his folly while he’s still in a position to help make things right.

    That’s my hope, mostly because the first film portrayed him as young, talented, and clearly ambitious, but at the same time, in the “Day After” featurette, Alan Bradley says that “Dillinger stays– he’s earned his place.” indicating that Bradley thinks the younger Ed has some potential for greatness of the constructive variety.

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