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Bruce Boxleitner Says He’s ‘Done’ With ‘Tron’ Franchise

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Bruce Boxleitner Says He’s ‘Done’ With ‘Tron’ Franchise

Just when it seemed Disney was ready to head back to the Grid for a sequel to 2010’s “Tron: Legacy,” the studio abruptly pulled the plug, leaving the future of the franchise in serious doubt. While it’s certainly possible that Flynn, and “Tron,” could some day live again, they’ll have to do so without Bruce Boxleitner.

“I don’t really care anymore,” the actor, who reprised his 1982 film role in “Tron: Legacy,” told Slashfilm at the Television Critics Association summer press tour party for Hallmark Channel’s “Cedar Cove.” “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. I don’t want to repeat my career anymore. That’d be like, ‘Let’s reboot “Scarecrow and Mrs. King.”’ No, I’m not interested. Or ‘Babylon 5.’”

The actor, who also lent his voice to the animated TV series “Tron: Uprising,” said he was surprised by Disney’s decision in May to cancel the sequel, mere months before the film was set to begin production in October.

“It breaks my heart,” he says, “but I understand the times move on. Disney, it’s not in their [wheelhouse] anymore. The animated series [had] a lot of promise, they didn’t stick with that either. I don’t think they really want it anymore. I think they’ve got ‘Star Wars.’ They’ve got Marvel. ‘Legacy’ was successful. I’m not sure that they really had that much interest anymore. I hate to say that because I think there’s a lot more to go.”

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