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Bruce Boxleitner Done With Tron; Doesn't Want Reboots

Posted By: Matt McGloin
Fri, 07/31/2015 - 14:47


The third Tron movie was all set to start production this Fall, but then Disney abruptly cancelled the movie.

It's not exactly known why Disney chose to cancel Tron 3, but it's been said Disney may have gotten cold feet because of the poor reception to Tomorrowland, and that Disney wants to concentrate on their animated movies and big tentpole films.

Now Bruce Boxleitner, who starred in the two Tron movies as well as voiced his character in the Tron: Uprising animated series and the Tron 2.0 video game, has stated he is done with the franchise.

SlashFilm caught up with the actor at the recent Television Critics Association press event and asked if Disney decided to greenlight a third Tron, would he be back.

“I don’t really care anymore,” Boxleitner replied. “I’m done with it. I’ve moved on. I hate to say that but it’s been too up and down for me. I would rather not just keep going."

Likewise, Boxleitner continued with mentioned he doesn't want to be involved in reboots.

"I don’t want to repeat my career anymore," he said. "That’d be like, ‘Let’s reboot Scarecrow and Mrs. King.’ No, I’m not interested. Or Babylon 5.”

Boxleitner continues with mention he thinks Disney doesn't want to do science-fiction and wants to focus on movies such as Star Wars and Marvel.

"Obviously there’s something politically within but I know that they were in preproduction heavily. I know that the options for Olivia [Wilde] and Garrett [Hedlund] were picked up. That was all public knowledge, [reported in] The Hollywood Reporter. I’ve got a feeling they’re going to play it safe with their old [formula]. I mean, Tim Burton’s doing Dumbo. They’re going to make live-action out of their old animated classics. Apparently, that was successful. They also have Star Wars. Let’s not neglect that, and Marvel. Maybe they just felt they had enough of that sci-fi. We were the only real science fiction. Star Wars is fantasy, sword and sorcery fantasy with a spaceship. Marvel is superhero comics. Star Wars, yes, is science fiction. There’s fantasy elements as well, but Marvel is not. It’s comic books. It’s really not sci-fi. It’s not thinking science fiction. Maybe they decided they don’t want to do science fiction.”