Remember 2010's "Tron Legacy?" Yeah, we do, too... Sort of. Well, it turns out that a follow-up is still in the works, at least according to its director, Joseph Kosinski. Those who fight for the users, listen up.
Speaking with Assignment X (via Digital Spy), Kosinski said that the project was seriously in development. "We're working on the story right now. Once we get a script we're all really happy with, we'll take it to the powers that be and see if we can go back to the Grid," the director told Assignment X. When pressed for plot specifics, he said, "I think we will pick [up] with where 'Tron Legacy' left off with Quorra in the real world and what does that mean and the possibilities it opens up for the next chapter. It's the relationship between the two of them that's the next step."
One of the bigger easter eggs in the first movie was the introduction of a character named Edward Dillinger Jr. (Cillian Murphy), the son of the first movie's chief bad guy (played by David Warner). Supposedly the scene was shot just a few weeks before "Tron Legacy" hit theaters, with Disney was somewhat more certain that they would have a franchise-reigniting hit on their hands instead of what ended up being a $100 million + video art installation. Still, Kosinski insists that should the sequel happen, Dillinger will be key.
"Dillinger was a really important part of the first 'Tron' and it felt like an easy way to continue that storyline and thread to have his son in 'Tron Legacy,'" the filmmaker explained. "That way you have people ask those questions of what the Dillinger legacy is in the world of Tron. We didn't want to ignore it completely, and it leaves a really nice springboard for some intertwining development for the next film."
So there you have it: a "Tron Legacy" follow-up is happening, probably starring Garret Hedlund and Olivia Wilde and Cillian Murphy, and having to do with things that occurred in "Tron Legacy" even though you probably can't remember them now. Just put on the Daft Punk soundtrack. That'll make you at least a little bit excited about the possibility of another trip into video-game world.