Disney’s 2010 sequel to TRON was both a success and a controversy at the same time. The movie raked in over $400 million worldwide on a production budget of $170 million. The effects were groundbreaking but complaints of lack of character and story development seemed to slow talk of a sequel, even after Disney announced shortly after release that we would see another. Then, Director Joseph Kosinsky became busy with Tom Cruise’s “Oblivion” (which did not do as well as TRON: Legacy) while Edward Kitsis and Adam Horowitz were busy with ABC’s “Once Upon a Time”.
Meanwhile, Disney continued to let TRON fans know the franchise wasn’t dead. Tron: Legacy Reconfigured, a remixed release of the Tron: Legacy soundtrack was released in April of 2011. An animated TRON spinoff, Tron: Uprising, aired on Disney XD from May 18, 2012 to January 28, 2013 and Disney has released Sam Flynn and Quorra characters this year for the iPad and PC versions of its Disney Infinity 2.0 game.
Vancity Buzz reports that TRON 3 has been green lighted by Disney and is set to start filming in Vancouver on October 5, 2015. While I don’t believe in reporting on rumored news, Vancity Buzz is a site that reports on various happenings in the Vancouver area and not just movies.
We’ve reached out to Disney for confirmation but haven’t heard back from them at the time of publication