It's been 28 years since 'Tron' first began blowing minds with its groundbreaking style and timely message about the inter-connectivity of man and computer, and for most fans the long wait for this December's sequel, 'Tron Legacy,' has been excruciating. But now there's good news for 'Tron' fans, because it seems the wait for 'Tron 3' won't be nearly as long.

In fact, there may not be any wait at all.

That's because, according to the Hollywood Reporter, Disney has already begun working on a third film in the 'Tron' franchise with the hope of rounding the overall story into a cohesive trilogy. And back for another crack at the computerized world are 'Tron Legacy' writers Edward Kitsis and Adam Horowitz. It's been 28 years since 'Tron' first began blowing minds with its groundbreaking style and timely message about the inter-connectivity of man and computer, and for most fans the long wait for this December's sequel, 'Tron Legacy,' has been excruciating. But now there's good news for 'Tron' fans, because it seems the wait for 'Tron 3' won't be nearly as long.

In fact, there may not be any wait at all.

That's because, according to the Hollywood Reporter, Disney has already begun working on a third film in the 'Tron' franchise with the hope of rounding the overall story into a cohesive trilogy. And back for another crack at the computerized world are 'Tron Legacy' writers Edward Kitsis and Adam Horowitz.

Kistis and Horowitz (not to be confused with King Ad-Rock from the Beastie Boys), of course, are no strangers to crafting epic-length storylines. The two are currently writers and producers on the cult hit 'Lost.' Despite that show's popularity, however, Kistis and Horowitz aren't likely to be giant box-office draws in and of themselves, suggesting that Disney is expecting 'Tron Legacy' to hit it big at the box office come December.

While that might seem like a no-brainer, it wasn't always the case, as evidenced by the fact that the cast of 'Tron Legacy' was not initially signed to multi-film deals, meaning that Disney still has some work to do to pull together 'Tron 3.' If 'Legacy' does become a smash, those stars would have extra clout to wrangle better contracts, which in turn would ratchet up costs for a production already likely to be expensive, thanks to its heavy reliance on CGI and, no doubt, 3D.

Still, given the buzz that has built up for 'Tron Legacy' over the past three decades, it seems like a safe bet that 'Tron Legacy' will perform well at the ticket counter. The real question is: Will three be enough, or, like 'Pirates of the Caribbean' before it, should Disney start planning for a fourth film now?

We'll find out when 'Tron Legacy' opens on Dec. 17.
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