Disney is moving forward with Tron: Ares.
According to Deadline, the studio is in early negotiations with Joachim Rønning to direct Jared Leto in Tron: Ares, the long-awaited third installment in the beloved science fiction franchise. If all works out, the film is looking to start production this August in Vancouver.
If Rønning signs on to helm Tron: Ares, it would be the fourth film he’s made for Disney after Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, Maleficent: Mistress of Evil, and the upcoming Young Woman and the Sea.
Leto has been attached to Tron: Ares since 2017. Do we want the Morbius actor to headline this film? I doubt it, but we’re getting him either way. Plot details for the upcoming threequel remain under wraps, but the script by Jesse Wigutow is reportedly considered a sequel to 2010’s Tron: Legacy.
The first Tron was released in 1982 and starred Jeff Bridges as a computer programmer and video game developer who is transported inside the software world of a mainframe computer called the Grid and must participate in gladiatorial games in hopes of escaping back to the real world. Bridges reprised his role in Tron: Legacy, which brought Garret Hedlund and Olivia Wilde into the franchise. No word yet on if any of those actors will be back for Ares.
Tron: Ares does not have a release date at this time.
Are you excited for more Tron in your lives?