‘TRON: Legacy’ Epilogue Teases ‘TRON 3′

Published 3 years ago by , Updated March 3rd, 2014 at 7:06 am,

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Details about a series of scenes on the upcoming TRON: Legacy Blu-ray that hint at the possibility of yet another entry in the computer-program franchise were leaked just a while ago. The most significant (or, if you will, longest) of those TRON 3 teasers, titled “TRON: The Next Day”, is now online for viewing.

The majority of this ten-minute clip focuses on the “Flynn Lives” movement that took place during the years between the original TRON and Legacy. It eventually touches on the status of ENCOM Corporation following the events of the second film – so consider that your SPOILER ALERT, those who’ve not yet seen Legacy.

As was revealed in our previous discussion about the TRON 3 “teasers”, one of the returning players is that of original TRON character Roy “Ram” Kleinberg (Dan Shor). The actuarial program Ram was killed (or “derezzed”) during the first film, but of course his human counterpart lives on.

Back in action from Legacy for “TRON: The Next Day” are the likes of Alan “Tron” Bradley (Bruce Boxleitner), and the franchise’s new leading man, Sam Flynn (Garrett Hedlund) – who was prepped to continue on his father’s (Jeff Bridges) work following the events of last year’s TRON sequel.

“The Next Day” also briefly mentions the character Edward Dillinger Jr. (an uncredited Cillian Murphy), who you may recall made a brief cameo in Legacy – and was setup to become a potential villain in future TRON films. Needless to say, this new clip only lends further credence to that idea.

Watch “TRON: The Next Day”  below:

While “The Next Day” may not boast any hyper-stylized action in The Grid or shed that much additional light on the events that transpired between the first two TRON flicks (or after Legacy), it is kind of a fun, low-budget mockumentary that assists in fleshing out the TRON universe a bit more. The Banksy-inspired “Zac Attack” figure probably won’t figure in the events of a third film much (if at all), but the idea behind him and the “Flynn Lives” movement in general sets the stage for an interesting conflict in TRON 3.

TRON: Legacy didn’t deliver the kind of stellar box office returns that would’ve automatically greenlit a sequel, but a third TRON film has been in the works since last year. Between its $396 million worldwide gross, Daft Punk’s original soundtrack sales, marketing tie-ins, and the profit that’ll be reaped from DVD/Blu-ray sales, Legacy has (and will have) proven there’s demand enough for TRON 3 at the end of the day - and Disney knows it.

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The Grid will live on in animated form next year with Disney XD’s TRON: Uprising, and a threequel in the feature-length franchise seems inevitable at this point as well. Most moviegoers seem to agree that Legacy was fun, but amounted to 3D eye candy with little story - so there’s definitely room for improvement this next time around.

TRON: Legacy will finally hit DVD, Blu-ray, and the 3D Blu-ray format next month on April 5th. Are you more excited now by the possibility of TRON 3?

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  1. i read a cmment from a producer somewhere a few months that said this fim was film to generate interest in a a Tron 3 ,
    but that its inclusion didnt guarantee sequel let alone one based on thepilogue.
    it was apparently done a long time ago.

  2. Oh, man! I can’t wait for Tron 3! I LOVED Tron: Legacy and crave for more of the TranVerse!

  3. Thought it was pretty cool. Would love to see a 3rd film. Fun to see RAM!

  4. Flynn Lives. I want that T-Shirt.

    Hoping for Daft Punk to do the score again.

  5. Did anyone else spot the Tron inspired Iron Man picture in the video?

    • Yeah, MARVEL + Disney did a collaboration of Tron-inspired costumes for some of the popular superheroes like Iron Man, Ghost Rider, Wolverine, etc.

  6. Loved it but then again I am a Box mark and he was severely underused in the last film He is friggen Tron and Tron was in the movie for all of 6 minutes.

    Very interesting Docu-Drama pretence, which I may add was done a couple of times exactly like this in B5

  7. REREZZ RAM

  8. I looked it up on a hunch, ’cause of the nickname/clue that Alan Bradley drops by referencing Zackattack by the nickname “Ram”. Turns out, not surprisingly, that the actor (Dan Shor) was Ram in the original Tron film (also credited as popcorn co-worker, so there’s another in-joke in the video). His IMDB page states he was also Billy the Kid in the first “Bill & Ted” movie.

    Otherwise, fairly well-made promo reel to fuel interest.

  9. Now I see you talked about it already. Dang. Mental note to thoroughly read the whole article before commenting next time.

  10. I want Daft Punk.
    I want the amazingly mad artistry of the Tron world.
    I want a Flynn Lives shirt.

    TR3N.

  11. Wow that short was as boring as Tron: Legacy was. TL to me was an epic fail. It literally had no story in the middle, just cgi and music. I have nothing against CGI or music but not for minutes on end. If there is a Tron 3 I hope they step it up because it isn’t fair to pay so much money for a steak and only get the trimming.

  12. Legacy wasn’t great, but it wasn’t bad either.
    For once I’m looking forward to the Disney-Sequel-Machine.

    Bring on Tron3!

  13. Was it just me or did the guy sound like Christian Slater before he took his hood off?

  14. I don’t get why people say there is no story. Transformers had no story, was a lot of fighting between robots the last third of the film. If a story is there, does it have to compare with Tolstoy?

    Tron Legacy was done from a film that was what, 25 or more years old. Many fans of T:L weren’t even alive when Tron was released. I find it’s newfound popularity grand, my being a fan since 1982.

    And yes, Flynn has to be in the next installmant. This was a reboot ala Star Trek where new actors play old characters. It’s a sequel, so Flynn aka Jeff Bridges should come back.

  15. I don’t get why people say there is no story. Transformers had no story, was a lot of fighting between robots the last third of the film. If a story is there, does it have to compare with Tolstoy?

    Tron Legacy was done from a film that was what, 25 or more years old. Many fans of T:L weren’t even alive when Tron was released. I find it’s newfound popularity grand, my being a fan since 1982.

    And yes, Flynn has to be in the next installmant. This wasn’t a reboot ala Star Trek where new actors play old characters. It’s a sequel, so Flynn aka Jeff Bridges should come back.

  16. And I don’t get how or even why a guy that writes actuarial programs even knows who Flynn is to begin with. He wouldn’t have been working for ENCOM well, ever. I mean it’s fun to see “REM” (or more to the point the guy who wrote REM) for nostalgia reasons but he really doesn’t belong in this storyline.

    REM was a chance encounter on the game grid and it just as easily could have been a music playing program called NOTE. What’s next, including Peter Jurassic?

  17. Roy “Ram” Kleinberg aka; The Popcorn co-worker did indeed work at ENCOM as witnessed in the first Tron film. He knew Alan Bradley though at this point I doubt they were very close friends. I am very sure that in a big company, that at that point developed more then just video games, an actuarial programer or two would indeed be under employment.

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