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R.I.P. Tron

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It took almost thirty years for a sequel to Tron to get made and it took five more for the franchise to be killed.

A little dramatic, we know, but here’s what we know:

Tron: Legacy, though critically maligned–our own Matt Sloan dubbed it, “Male rage disguised as a techno space contest with hints of patricide”–grossed almost half a billion dollars at the box office.

The 2010 sequel, which was the follow up to the original 1982 film Tron, was rumored to have a sequel of its own in the works, but Disney has abandoned the entire enterprise.

Original stars Olivia Wilde and Garrrett Hedlund were said to be on board and director Joseph Kosinski who shot Legacy was set to be at the helm.

Set to begin shooting in 2011, the project never got off the ground and purported attempts to lure Jared Leto into the fold were apparently unsuccessful.

 

As for why the project has been abandoned, all Tron-based camps have been mum on the subject.