- Tron 3, also known as Tron Ares, has finally begun filming after multiple delays.
- Director Joachim Rønning shared behind-the-scenes images on Instagram to make the announcement.
- Jared Leto is set to star as the titular character, Ares, and no word yet on the possible return of other original actors.
After months of delays, Tron 3, or Tron Ares, is officially in production. Director Joachim Rønning used Instagram to announce the commencement of filming by sharing behind-the-scenes images. The photos do not reveal anything about the plot, but they do show the director’s chair with the movie’s stylized name “TR3N” and a clapperboard being used during production.
Collider had reported exclusively late last year that shooting was expected to begin “right after the holidays.” Although it was unclear which holidays they were referring to, it appears the new year was the trigger for Tron: Ares to begin production.
Thirteen years have passed since Jeff Bridges and Bruce Boxleitner reprised their roles from the original film in 2010’s Tron: Legacy. Garrett Hedlund starred as Kevin Flynn’s (Bridges) son, Sam, while Olivia Wilde took on the role of Quorra. As of now, there has been no indication that any of these actors will return for Tron 3.
Oscar-winning actor Jared Leto is set to play the lead role of Ares. Leto has showcased his immense acting talent in films like American Psycho, Dallas Buyers Club, and Suicide Squad. He recently ventured into the Marvel Cinematic Universe with Sony’s Spider-Man spin-off, Morbius, in 2022, making him a crossover star between DC Comics and Marvel franchises.
The production of Tron: Ares had been shrouded in mystery and overshadowed by development difficulties, further complicated by strikes involving the Writers Guild of America (WGA) and the Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA). In an Instagram post back in August, director Joachim Rønning expressed his frustration with the SAG-AFTRA dispute, which was affecting the Tron project, saying that “it’s time for diplomacy so we can get back to work – under conditions that are fair to everybody.”
Cameron Monaghan and Evan Peters are joining Jared Leto as newcomers to Tron: Ares’ cast. Unfortunately, there is still no information on a possible release date for the Tron sequel.