It might seem that Tron 3 has been floundering in the Hollywood movie-making quagmire for sometime, however it now appears to have been given a new lease of life.
Last month we heard rumors the threequel will officially be titled Tron: Ascension, while today Olivia Wilde has once again confirmed her involvement in the franchise. This is relatively unsurprising considering the ending of Tron: Legacy saw Wilde and fellow Tron actor, Garrett Hedlund enter the real world.
Wilde also explained the delay in Tron 3's realization was not due to any studio or producer concerns, but due to the fact the right story had yet to be found. She stated:
The delay has only ever been story, finding the right story. It hasn't been anything else. There's never been a time where we wanted to go and then schedules got in the way. It's only been like, 'That's not the right story.'"
However, she explains that in the past year, "the right story kind of came together", leading to a production which is due to start filming in October.
Wilde also talked at length about the development of her character, as well as some of what we can expect from Tron 3. She told Collider:
I love this character of Quorra so much and I've built her with [Tron: Legacy director] Joe Kosinski and we took her such a long way from what was written to what we made. I mean, I fought for her to be this kind of androgynous child and that's so not what you typically see in these movies, so I'm so grateful that the producers let me play with her and make her this strange little being. And I'm really excited to see what happens to that character when put into the real world. I think it's an interesting concept. I'm fascinated by all discussions of AI, and especially now today and now with virtual reality becoming something that's like a personal device, I think it’s the time to tell this story.
Tron 3 is currently due to arrive in theaters some time in 2017.