There’s no confirmation a Tron 3 is happening, as of yet, but the sci-fi film’s star, Jeff Bridges, has a say on how he’d like to see it fall into place.
Entertainment Weekly had a catch up with Bridges earlier this week to discuss his other film, The Only Living Boy in New York, premiering today (August 11), and couldn’t repress the urge to go off topic, asking about the possibility of a Tron trilogy.
Bridges confirmed he was across the Tron 3 chatter, saying, “Yeah, yeah, I’ve heard those rumors too.”
Since he recently worked with Tron: Legacy director Joseph Kosinski on the firefighter film Only the Brave (October 20), he has some insight, revealing, “I hope that happens. I think Joe’s got the script and everything, you know.”
And, of course, it being a live interview via Entertainment Weirdly at Sirius XM, he catches himself, “Yeah, I don’t know that I’m supposed to talk about it or not. I don’t know.”
Ah, he’s already started, why stop now. He wraps up the convo, saying, “It should be the first virtual reality movie, you know? Wouldn’t that be cool… to see Tron in that world?”
Well, Tron would be an ideal film to take on that format.
His suggestion is not all that far-fetched, or necessarily far away. Here’s a look at what goes on at one of Europe’s virtual reality cinemas in Amsterdam (ironically the cutting-edge video is set to old-timey music):
We mentioned a point of view (POV) action film, another take on VR movies, in an earlier Anglo post on trend-spotting, reporting on the film Hardcore, coming out of Russia. Basically the viewer is experiencing the film through the character. It does sound cool, and, also… dizzying.
But, we trust Bridges, and will follow his lead.
Bridges originated the Tron role in 1982, starring as digital hacker Kevin Flynn. Flynn was sucked into a computer and his only way out was to compete in a set of highly cerebral gladiator-like games. Bridges then returned for the 2010 sequel, Tron: Legacy, playing dual roles. He starred as an older version of Flynn, who aged accordingly, reflecting the time lapse between the movies. But, there was a younger, scarier version of Flynn, courtesy of CGI, who hadn’t changed since 1982.
Here’s a look at the two Flynns:
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