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Filmmaker Fears 'Star Wars' and Marvel Films Have Killed 'TRON'

Joseph Kosinski fears there will never be another Tron movie now Diesney bosses own the Star Wars and Marvel empires.
Apr 4, 2017 by: WENN


Filmmaker Fears 'Star Wars' and Marvel Films Have Killed 'TRON'
Moviemaker Joseph Kosinski fears there will never be another Tron movie now Diesney bosses own the Star Wars and Marvel empires.

He has been sitting on a script for TRON: Ascension for years but accepts executives would prefer to sink money into Marvel films and Star Wars sequels than recruit him to make a follow-up to 2010's TRON: Legacy

After TV series TRON: Uprising died at Disney, Kosinski reimagined the project as a new film, and he tells Collider he hasn't given up on the idea.
 
"I guess I can say that TRON 3 is in cryogenic freeze," he says. "It’s there. It’s not dead. It’s alive, but it’s sitting there, waiting for the right time to move forward.
 
"I mean, you have to remember that when we made TRON: Legacy, Disney did not own Marvel. Disney did not own Lucasfilm... they own everything now. But this was before they owned everything, so, from the studio point of view, they have a certain number of slots and a certain amount of money to make movies and if you can make a Star Wars spin-off or another Marvel movie, which are all doing incredibly well, a TRON movie, even though I think it would do very well, the question is, 'Would it do as well as one of those?' 

"That is more the reason we haven’t seen another TRON--Disney stock is flushed with really successful properties right now. But that doesn’t mean we won’t see one at one point."