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Tron 3 casts X-Files’ Gillian Anderson, filming starts as director shares first behind-the-scenes image

  • Gillian Anderson has joined the cast of Tron: Ares alongside Jared Leto and others.
  • The filming of Tron: Ares is finally underway after months of delays.
  • Plot details and Anderson’s character are currently being kept under wraps.

Actress Gillian Anderson, best known for her role in The X-Files, has been cast in the upcoming Tron sequel, Tron: Ares. The film, which will be the third in the franchise that began in 1982, also stars Jared Leto, Cameron Monaghan, Evan Peters, Greta Lee, and Jodie Turner-Smith.

Though details about Anderson’s character remain secret for now, the celebrated Emmy and Golden Globe-winning actress will surely be a welcome addition to the film. Plot details are also scarce, but it has been reported that Leto’s character, Ares, is a digital entity that enters the real world. Tron 3, also known as Tron: Ares, has finally begun filming after several delays. Director Joachim Rønning shared behind-the-scenes images on his Instagram account to make the announcement.

Last year, an exclusive report by Collider revealed that production on the third installment in the Tron series was set to start filming “right after the holidays.” While it was unclear which holiday this referred to, it appears production began at the start of the new year. It has been 13 years since Jeff Bridges and Bruce Boxleitner reprised their roles from the original film in 2010’s Tron: Legacy. Garrett Hedlund and Olivia Wilde also starred. However, there’s currently no indication that any of these actors will return for Tron: Ares.

Oscar-winning actor Jared Leto will lead the cast as Ares. Leto’s talent has been showcased in films such as American Psycho, Dallas Buyers Club, and Suicide Squad. He also recently joined the Marvel Cinematic Universe as the star of Sony’s Spider-Man spin-off, Morbius, giving him the distinction of playing in both DC Comics and Marvel films.

There has been an air of mystery surrounding the production and development of Tron: Ares. Strikes by the Writers Guild of America (WGA) and the Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA) further complicated matters. In August, director Joachim Rønning took to social media to express his frustration with the SAG-AFTRA dispute and its impact on the Tron project.

Cameron Monaghan and Evan Peters are among the newcomers joining the Tron: Ares cast alongside Leto. However, no release date for the Tron sequel has been announced as of yet.