Tron 3 is a "Done Deal," Says Film's Original Star

August 30, 2011

The last Tron film left a lot of fans wanting more, and if the latest news is correct, they are going to get it.

Bruce Boxleitner, who played the title character in the original Disney film and revived his "user" counterpart for the recent sequel, has confirmed that another sequel is on the way, which will officially make the Tron series a trilogy.

Bruce dropped the not-so-subtle hint in a very interesting way. He didn't tell it to reporters or announce it in a room crowded with girlish fanboys. He dropped the news to a fan seeking his autograph. The D23 Expo, the official convention for all things Disney, set up an autograph booth for the actor and a fan who also happened to be taping his brief encounter with the man asked him if a new film was on the way. Bruce said the third film is already a "done deal" and will hit theaters sometime in 2013 with filming scheduled to start "sometime next year".

So if you missed your chance to wear that homemade spandex with the day-glo trim, you may get your chance yet. And I know I speak on behalf of everyone who's looking forward to the third film, leave your homemade costume at home in the darkest corner of your closet where it belongs. Nothing ruins a film more than a giant beer gut that glows in the dark.

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