As director Joseph Kosinski gets ready to dazzle audiences with his post-apocalyptic science fiction film Oblivion, let’s remember his directorial debut, Tron: Legacy. While the sequel to Tron was a bit uneven and surprisingly dull, the few bright spots of the film were its amazing Daft Punk soundtrack and its characters, namely Quorra (Olivia Wilde). She was clever, dynamic, and curious, but sadly the human slug known as Sam Flynn, played by Garrett Hedlund, brought down Quorra’s character.
In an interview with HitFix, Olivia Wilde talked about returning to the grid in Tron 3 and what we should expect from her inquisitive character. According to Wilde:
I loved the collaborative effort that was Tron, and I think now with the time to really focus on character development after we’ve established so much exposition, we can really have some fun. And so, I think everyone’s game for it. There’s so many directions we could go.
Quorra is an “isomorphic algorithm,” a program in the grid, and Kevin Flynn’s apprentice. Honestly, Quorra should’ve been the movie’s main character instead of Sam Flynn. She was the most interesting and exciting thing about Tron: Legacy, but we had to follow a boring character like Sam Flynn for 127 minutes. It’s unclear why he was so special. Hopefully, Quorra will have a meatier role in the upcoming Tron 3.
A few months ago, Disney hired writer Jesse Wigutow (Eragon) to re-write David DiGilio’s (Eight Below) original Tron 3 screenplay. Wigutow is currently working on the film adaptation of the young adult book series Peter and the Starcatcher, featuring iconic characters Peter Pan and Captain Hook, for Disney. While Joseph Kosinski called Tron 3, The Empire Strikes Back of the Tron film series, Garrett Hedlund is expected to return to reprise his role as Sam Flynn in Tron 3.
Watch Olivia Wilde’s video interview below: