Joseph Kosinski hopeful for third Tron movie

Joseph Kosinski hopeful for third Tron movie

Joseph Kosinski believes a third 'Tron' film is still possible.

The 45-year-old filmmaker helmed 'Tron: Legacy' - a sequel to the 1982 sci-fi classic - in 2010, and while a third film in the franchise has yet to come to fruition, he feels the popularity of the series means the flick could still be made.

He told "There's always been an interest since 'Legacy' (for a sequel). There's always been talk and murmuring of doing another and continuing the story.

"I was in China a few years ago and saw them building the 'Tron' ride in Shanghai, which, apparently, is pretty amazing, I would love to experience that at some point.

"I still think it's a nice jewel in the crown of Disney IP and I think there are fans and people petitioning and pushing to continue it inside the halls of Disney. So I think it could happen.

"Like anything, it just needs the right confluence of... it's all about timing and the right elements and everything's got to come together for a movie to happen. I think it's possible and I think it's worthy of it. I think there's enough ideas in the franchise, and the fact that it is so unique and nothing else looks or sounds like it, that 'Tron' story. There is, I think, a future for the franchise and I hope they keep making them."

Kosinski insisted a potential third 'Tron' movie would need to match the "ambition" of the previous films as well as finding the right story.

He added: "Whenever a 'Tron' comes out, it needs to push the envelope in some way, or every way.

"That's a fundamental requirement of a 'Tron' movie, is it needs to be ambitious on a filmmaking level and hopefully on a narrative level, and the ideas behind it. Steven Lisberger's ideas for the first movie were so ahead of their time. I think it's imperative that that be a part of any 'Tron' movie."

For that reason, the director doesn't think the franchise would ever run the risk of being over-saturated.

He explained: "I don't ever see 'Tron' being something where you pump out one every two years. You just can't. They're too hard to make. It's got to be a passion project and it's got to be really reaching for something different and innovative and ambitious, because that's in the DNA of it."