The next chapter of Tron led by Jared Leto has officially begun filming this Monday (January 15, 2024) in Vancouver, Canada. The sequel to 2010's Tron: Legacy - ‘Tron: Ares’ is the third film in the Disney franchise.
‘Tron: Ares’ will take almost four months to officially wrap up the production on May 01, 2024. The film was supposed to begin and complete filming last year, but the SAG-AFTRA strike delayed it. Joachim Ronning is directing ‘Tron: Ares’ based on a script written by Jesse Wigutow.
The movie will star Jared Leto as Ares, a computer program on a journey from the digital world to that of humans. The lead cast of the film also includes Evan Peters, Greta Lee, Jodie Turner-Smith, Cameron Monaghan, and Sarah Desjardins - all of their characters are currently under wraps. Since the film is meant to be a soft reboot, there is a very low chance that any cast member from the previous film will be making a return.
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Produced and released by Walt Disney Pictures, the Tron film franchise began with the release of Tron in 1982, which became a cult classic. The film stars Jeff Bridges as Kevin Flynn, a genius computer programmer and video game developer who becomes transported inside a digital virtual reality known as "The Grid", where he interacts with programs in his quest to escape. Bridges reprised his role in the 2010 sequel, Tron: Legacy.
The 2010 sequel film Tron: Legacy takes place 28 years after the events of the first film and depicts the attempts of Kevin Flynn's son Sam Flynn played by Garrett Hedlund to retrieve his lost father from within the Grid, now ruled by a corrupt program. It is directed by Joseph Kosinski and written by Adam Horowitz and Edward Kitsis, from a story by Horowitz, Kitsis, Brian Klugman, and Lee Sternthal. The film made more than $400 million at the box office on a budget of $170 million.
The film series also spawned an animated television series, Tron: Uprising that aired on Disney XD between May 2012 and January 2013 for one season.
The third Tron film was announced soon after the release of Tron: Legacy in 2010 with the original cast and crew set to return and was scheduled for filming in 2015, but Disney put the project on indefinite hold, and later almost everyone related to the project moved on. In 2017, Jared Leto was cast as a new character called Ares, and later it was decided that he would be leading the film which will be titled Tron: Ares. Jared Leto will also serve as an executive producer alongside Justin Springer and Emma Ludbrook.
‘Tron: Ares’ is expected to be released in theaters worldwide, sometime in 2025.
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