Jared Leto continues Tron 3 with new director

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Jared Leto hasn’t given up on his Tron movie yet. EW has confirmed that the actor will star in the next installment of Disney’s sci-fi franchise, which continues with director Joachim Rønning (Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales). The provisional title of the film is Throne: Ares.

Leto representatives did not immediately respond to EW’s request for comment.

Jared Leto, Tron: Legacy

Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic; disney Jared Leto is attached to star in ‘Tron: Ares’.

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Leto, who is also a producer on this third Tron movie, has been trying to get it off the ground for years. He’s no stranger to the sci-fi franchise resurgence, with his major role in 2017’s Blade Runner 2049. In 2020, EW reported that Leto would star in the movie with Garth Davis (Lion) to direct, but that version ultimately failed to come to fruition. Now Rønning is in talks to lead the project, and he has a Disney pedigree – he’d previously spearheaded 2019’s Maleficent: Mistress of Evil and the upcoming Daisy Ridley vehicle Young woman and the sea.

The original 1982 Tron film starred Jeff Bridges as computer programmer Kevin Flynn, who is eventually transported to a world within the computer mainframe. Bridges reprized the role in 2010 Tron Legacywhich was directed by Joseph Kosinski (who was at the helm this year). Top Gun: Maverick). Both Tron movies were moderate successes at the box office, but were praised for their innovative special effects and have inspired devoted fans over the years – Leto clearly included.

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