It’s finally time to go back to The Grid.
After spending several years stuck in development hell, a sequel to 2010’s Tron: Legacy has been given the greenlight by Disney, with Jared Leto expected to star.
The studio is currently in talks with Norwegian filmmaker Joachim Rønning (who previously worked with them on Maleficent: Mistress Of Evil and Pirates Of The Caribbean: Salazar’s Revenge) to direct the project.
Currently going by the title Tron: Ares, the film is expected to start shooting this August in Vancouver, according to a report from Deadline.
The news has been a long time coming, especially given the fact that Tron: Legacy made a whopping $400 million worldwide.
In 2015, a direct sequel starring Garett Hedlund and Olivia Wilde, to be directed by Joseph Kosinski, was scrapped during the pre-production stage by Disney – and that was the first time we heard rumours that the studio was eyeing Leto to join the cast.
Leto officially became attached in 2017, and in 2020, Garth Davis (who made the Oscar-nominated Lion) was hired to direct. Once again, this iteration of the project went nowhere.
Are the pieces finally falling into place this time? We hope so !
And while it may have been more than a decade since the first film, at least we aren’t facing the mammoth 28 year wait fans of the original Tron had to endure before they finally got a sequel.
No release date for the project has been announced.