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That third Tron movie is still in the works

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In welcome news for fans of pondering philosophical techno-babble interspersed with the occasional neon Frisbee thrown at their face, Disney has made another serious stride toward producing a sequel to 2010's Tron: Legacy by hiring another new writer, Jesse Wigutow. A third film in the reinvigorated, if still slightly drowsy franchise has been discussed since before Tron: Legacy even premiered, while its "Insert-NewWriter" subroutine has been running ever since. Most recently, Eight Below writer David DiGilio was hired to turn his "Paul Walker in a frozen wasteland" story-crafting skills toward putting another action sort-of-star adrift in a cold and unforgiving landscape, and now it's Wigutow's turn to find a way to further Garrett Hedlund's journey through circuit city.


With his work on remakes of The Crow and The Osterman Weekend as well as Disney's Peter And The Starcatchers, Wigutow is definitely familiar with mining older franchises for acceptably new angles, making him a logical studio choice to draft a new program to run its various merchandising variables. Earlier this year, Tron: Legacy writers Adam Horowitz and Edward Kitsis said that Tron 3—as it's currently being referred to, because Threeon sounds silly—will explore "the definition of life and death in the digital realm," shortly before throwing a neon Frisbee in your face.

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