Rumors of a Tron sequel have been teasing fans of the early ’80s classic for years. Tron 2.0 was one version, but that ended up becoming a videogame. Now Flynn himself, Jeff Bridges, has confirmed that he is ready to entertain an offer, which he expects to come by his office soon.
“I heard they’re going to pitch me one pretty soon,” said Bridges. “I hear they’re going to make a sequel. I’m always curious to hear what they’re going to say. I haven’t heard [the idea yet].”
Nearly 30 years later, a new Tron would have to find the cutting edge of 21st-century technology, since the original was outdated shortly after its release. “The reasons to do it, and the reason I did that one, was because it was so innovative — and I understand they’ve got a whole new batch of stuff like that that, innovations that they want to use on that, so that could be kind of fun.”
The older and wiser Bridges is prepared to suffer for a Tron sequel, as many of the visual affects apparatuses have not changed much. “Wearing a dance belt…I know you ladies wear thongs, and a dance belt is kind of like our version of the thong and it’s a terrible thing, man. You can’t sit down. Then I’ve got tights.”