If the Tron sequel fills Disney's digital pockets with cash, we may see plenty more lightcycle races and disk fights, on our TVs and in the Disney theme parks. Along with two more Tron flicks, making it a Tron Trilogy.
According to Blue Sky Disney, if Tron Legacy does well in the box office, we should be seeing at least two more films [beginning a whole new trilogy of Tron BLANK films Tron Legacy being the first] and the Mouse House's Tomorrowland might be getting a light suit face lift.
On the theatrical front, this could be the beginning of a new trilogy. And I'm not talking about including the original Tron. If all goes according to plan you could see this as the first in a trilogy of films that start with the word "Tron" and end somewhere else... Legacy is only the beginning. There are preliminary plans to milk this into a franchise of "Pirate" proportions...
Also in the pipeline is a computer-animated television series, most likely slicker than Reboot, that could show up as early as end of 2011. This TV show would be made as an attempt to keep fans invested, and Disney's coffers full, in between the following Tron films.
Not to miss a merchandising moment, Disney also has plans to completely revamp its Tomorrowland, flooding the park with Tron-themed trinkets and rides, including an actual Flynn's Arcade which Blue Sky Disney claims will go in what was once the arcade next to Space Mountain. But that's not all, besides adding a Flynn's, Disney may also be building a "Tron Experience" ride. Which sounds similar to the "The ExtraTERRORestrial Alien Encounter" previously in Tomorrowland, which is much more of an audience participation show than a ride. Still, we see a lot of possibility in "digitizing" the audience.
But the park changes are a long way off, possibly 2012 at the very earliest.
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