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Duh? Garrett Hedlund Will Return For 'Tron: Legacy' Sequel

by Kevin Jagernauth
December 13, 2012 4:53 PM
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Um, obviously? Listen, unless its the James Bond franchise (and even that has the actors stay on for multiple pictures), major studio franchises aren't in the habit of switching up the talent involved in lead roles. They've already spent millions of dollars to build and brand the thing around this person, so doing that all over again makes little financial sense (and who cares about narrative sense, it's C.R.E.A.M. up in here). So this bit of news seems well, not particularly newsy, so forgive us.

But with the wheels spinning on a "Tron: Legacy" followup aka "Tron 3," with a new writer being brought on board to pen the script, it looks like we can start asking about casting, and that's just what Next Movie has done. They put the question to Garrett Hedlund, and he confirmed he'll be back, and served up this riveting quote: "Disney's very excited. That's about that. You know, yeah, I'm very excited, Disney's very excited." In case you didn't understand, there seems to be excitement.

Anyway, no word yet on when this might actually shoot, but Joseph Kosinski -- who is busy getting his sci-fi Tom Cruise vehicle "Oblivion" over the finish line -- is attached to direct. So rest assured, continuity will not be broken.

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  • dave | December 14, 2012 4:25 PMReply

    im more interested in whether daft punk are going to do the soundtrack again?? one of the best soundtracks in decades. although of course its good to hear that theyre getting the same team back again. Tron Legacy might not of had the greatest story but the visuals and soundtrack make this one of my benchmark blurays.

  • Tom | December 14, 2012 2:40 AMReply

    I can't be the only one happy that Tron 3 is happening, right?

  • Brent Yizek | December 14, 2012 6:13 AM

    I'm looking forward 2 tron 3 as well

  • Marko | December 13, 2012 5:23 PMReply

    "Major studio franchises aren't in the habit of switching up the talent involved in lead roles."

    Then what about Transformers?

  • Nick | December 13, 2012 5:02 PMReply

    Instead of reporting this and apologizing for it couldn't you just not report it?

  • Josh | December 13, 2012 5:07 PM

    The Playlist is the worst when it comes to this stuff. They love to be snarky and make fun of all this news, yet they endlessly report it. It really ruins their site.

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