If it's crap ... We'll tell you
Disney is still in the very early stages of putting together their third 'Tron' film, but things do seem to be progressing. Technically, the movie doesn't have an official greenlight, but recently Disney began talks with screenwriter Jesse Wigutow ('It Runs in the Family') about taking a third pass at the existing script originally penned by Edward Kitsis and Adam Horowitz. David DiGilio preformed the first rewrite back in 2011. The story details are being kept very secret, probably because they are still being sorted out, but today we might have at least our first bit of confirmed casting news. While promoting his new film 'On the Road,' here's what 'Tron: Legacy' star Garrett Hedlund said when asked if he would be appearing in the third film...
"Yeah. Are we gonna break this now? Disney's very excited. That's about that. You know, yeah, I'm very excited, Disney's very excited."
So yeah, that's about that. Whatever that means. Don't get me wrong, part of me is still very optimistic about a third 'Tron' film. As I mentioned last week, I really like 'Tron: Legacy' up to the point that Michael Sheen shows up, and I'm hoping the third film will tighten up the story issues of 'Legacy.' That said, I will admit I never considered a painfully obvious conceit: Sam Flynn will probably be in the next 'Tron.' I liked the multiple generations of Flynn in 'Tron: Legacy' because that was a nice way to acknowledge the time elapse between the original and the sequel. However, Garrett Hedlund was far from exceptional in his mouth-breathing, mumbling performance as Sam. I guess in the back of my mind I thought maybe we'd move on to someone else's story on the grid, or maybe, just maybe, Sam Flynn would be recast. I have no reason to doubt that Hedlund is incorrect or disingenuous about being cast, so hopefully he will be better coached this time...by the same director...crap.
What do you guys think? Am I being too hard on Hedlund? Are you happy the Sam Flynn story will continue or were you hoping for a new hero?
Source: Next Movie