While we wait the arrival of the brand new Tron Legacy trailer, it seems that plans are being hatched to expand this franchise. Blue Sky Disney is reporting that if Tron Legacy is a success at the box office, it could be the start of a film trilogy. Here's an excerpt from the blog.
"On the theatrical front, this could be the beginning of a new trilogy. And I'm not talking about including the original Tron. If all goes according to plan you could see this as the first in a trilogy of films that start with the word Tron and end somewhere else... Legacy is only the beginning. There are preliminary plans to milk this into a franchise of Pirate proportions."
The site is also reporting that plans are underway to turn the film into a TV series, perhaps either on the new Disney XD network or on ABC.
"The plans have been put into motion for a computer animated television series that could conceivably be up by late 2011/early 2012. This would be something of a placeholder to keep the fans interest still peaked in between this first film and the next one. No word yet on where it will wind up being broadcast. It's not known if it'll be staged for the Mouse's fledgling boy channel Disney XD or the more mainstream ABC network, but as of now the concept has been greenlit."
We'll be sure to keep you posted on any further developments of a trilogy series as soon as we have more information and be sure to keep your eyes peeled for more trailer images throughout the week. Tron Legacy stars Garrett Hedlund, Jeff Bridges, Bruce Boxleitner, Olivia Wilde, Beau Garrett, Michael Sheen and will be released in theaters nationwide on December 17.