Tron 3 was in the planning stages well before Tron: Legacy hit theaters in 2010, but five years passed before the sequel moved forward. Everything started to come together quite quickly once it was announced, with director Joseph Kosinski set to return along with leads Garrett Hedlund and Olivia Wilde. In a recent interview with Collider, Olivia Wilde claims that the only delay on the movie was breaking the story. They needed to get it right before they prematurely told everyone it was happening. She then confirmed that the sequel will pick up shortly after the events seen in Tron: Legacy, with a story that revolves around her character Quorra existing in the real world alongside Sam Flynn. About the screenplay she says:
"I love this character of Quorra so much and I've built her with Joe Kosinski and we took her such a long way from what was written to what we made. I mean, I fought for her to be this kind of androgynous child and that's so not what you typically see in these movies, so I'm so grateful that the producers let me play with her and make her this strange little being. And I'm really excited to see what happens to that character when put into the real world. I think it's an interesting concept. I'm fascinated by all discussions of AI, and especially now today and now with virtual reality becoming something that's like a personal device, I think it's the time to tell this story."
Olivia Wilde went onto confirm that the movie will shoot this October. She also explains more about the seeming delay on Tron 3. She states:
"I think there's a lot of people really excited to make it happen within Disney and in the world, and we've been dreaming of making it since we finished Legacy so I would be thrilled. The delay has only ever been story, finding the right story. It hasn't been anything else. There's never been a time where we wanted to go and then schedules got in the way. It's only been like, 'That's not the right story.' So, in the past year, the right story kind of came together and we felt, 'Oh, this actually - this might be the right one to tell.' And, you know, there's still a lot to be done before it could actually happen, but the fact that there's a goal of this year to start is really exciting."
Olivia Wilde wouldn't reveal any more about the storyline, or talk about what dangers Quorra may face in the real world. She did say there was a script completed, and that she has read it. At this time, Disney has yet to officially announce Tron 3. But trust us, it's definitely happening. Are you as excited about it as Olivia Wilde?