Quoted from Baiter:
He's full of crap. I had that same conversation with Gary Stern himself... 1.5 years before IM VE magically appeared against those same odds. General rule is this: if Stern can sell 400 units of something, they will re-license, and Stern has a fantastic relationship with Disney/Marvel. It's literally that simple.
Agreed, Tron WILL BE a VE. As has been stated by people in the know, the 2016 schedule didn't go as Stern anticipated so who knows where it is in the slot, but I have every confidence it will be done.
Ignore PinballAlley, dude sells 25-30 NIB a YEAR and acts like him and Gary have nightly chats LOL