12/13/2012 10:05 pm ET Updated Feb 12, 2013

Garrett Hedlund In 'Tron 3': Actor Confirms Involvement In 'Tron' Sequel

The "Tron" franchise has not hit the end of line. One week after THR reported Jesse Wigutow was hired to write a sequel to "Tron Legacy," Garrett Hedlund confirmed that he would return to the franchise as well. Hedlund, who stars in "On the Road," played Sam Flynn in "Tron Legacy," the son of Kevin Flynn (Jeff Bridges).

"Are we gonna break this now?" Hedlund said to NextMovie, before revealing his involvement. "I'm very excited, Disney's very excited."

Released in 2010, "Tron Legacy" was a sequel to 1982's "Tron." The film focused on Hedlund's Sam searching for his father inside a computer-generated virtual world that the elder Flynn helped design. Joseph Kosinski directed "Tron Legacy," and THR reports that he's attached to its sequel.

That Hedlund and Kosinski would even get the opportunity to re-team for "Tron 3" is somewhat surprising. The film was a perceived financial disappointment for Disney, grossing just $172 million in North America. Overseas, the gross was significantly higher, however, and "Tron Legacy" wound up earning $400 million around the globe. The film cost a reported $170 million to produce.

For more on Hedlund's involvement in "Tron 3," head to NextMovie.

[via NextMovie]

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