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Jeff Bridges Wants Tron 3 To Be 'The First Virtual Reality Movie'

Call it crazy, but the idea could work. 

Speaking with Entertainment WeeklyTron: Legacy actor Jeff Bridges spoke about his recent re-teaming with director Joseph Kosinski, as the pair have joined forces for the upcoming firefighter movie Only the Brave. During the conversation, Bridges addressed the rumors that audiences may one day see a third Tron movie and revealed his wild idea for how that installment would play out.

"Yeah, yeah, I've heard those rumors too," Bridges said of the Tron 3 speculation. "I hope that happens. I think [Kosinski has] got the script and everything, you know. Yeah, I don't know that I'm supposed to talk about it or not. I don't know."

The actor then proposed that Tron 3 "should be the first virtual reality movie" released in theaters. "Wouldn't that be cool... to see Tron in that world?" Bridges asked. 

While it would indeed be spectacular to see any film in virtual reality, a Tron follow-up seems a pretty good fit for the futuristic medium. 

That said, however, a possible new Tron movie may not include Bridges at all. Earlier this year, it was reported that Disney has been toying with the idea of a Tron reboot starring Suicide Squad star Jared Leto. If the project came to fruition, Leto would play a character named Ares, and the film would be produced by Tron: Legacy alum Justin Springer. Additionally, Leto and his producing partner Emma Ludbrook would dabble in roles behind the camera. 

Led by Bridges and Bruce Boxleitner, 1982's Tron became a cult classic and gave way to an entire generation of sci-fi movies. Unfortunately, the film's 2010 reboot, Tron: Legacy, which brought back Bridges and Boxleitner and introduced Garrett Hedlund and Olivia Wilde to the franchise, didn't fare well with critics. The film sits at a wishy-washy 51 percent approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes, but still managed to pull in $400 million in the global box office (via Box Office Mojo). 

With so much about the potential Tron 3 still up in the air, it looks like we'll have to wait quite a while to find out if Bridges' virtual reality dreams come true. Until then, find out why Disney originally gave up on the Tron franchise