With less than a week and a half before Oblivion is released in theaters in the U.S. (it will be released internationally this Friday), director Joseph Kosinski is one of Hollywood’s rising stars. His directorial debut, Tron: Legacy, grossed $400 million, while his sophomore effort stars Tom Cruise; Kosinski’s career can only get brighter with his next film Tron 3.
In an interview with Empire Magazine, Joseph Kosinski briefly talked about Tron: Legacy‘s sequel film, and how it will continue what was established in the previous Tron films:
‘Tron 3 delivers on the promise of Tron Legacy, particular the final scenes,’ elaborates the director. ‘There’s a big clue there as to where we’ll go with the next one. There’s some characters we establish at the beginning of Tron Legacy who have a much larger role in Tron 3.
The character Kosinski is mentioning could be Edward Dillinger Jr., the head of the software design team for ENCOM and the son of former ENCOM Senior Executive Ed Dillinger (David Warner) from the original Tron film. Actor Cillian Murphy played Edward in Tron: Legacy, which seemed odd because Murphy is a very notable actor and he was only featured in one scene at the very beginning of the movie. While Murphy was uncredited in Tron: Legacy, it seems likely that he’ll have a bigger role in the upcoming sequel.
At the moment, Tron 3 is in the very early stages of development, with Jesse Wigutow re-writing Tron: Legacy writers Edward Kitsis & Adam Horowitz’s script. Kosinski also confirmed that Tron 3 would also be presented in the IMAX format, just like his first two films.
In case you forgot, you can check out Cillian Murphy as Edward Dillinger Jr. in Tron: Legacy below.