Garth Davis To Direct New ‘Tron’ Movie With Jared Leto

A brand new 'Tron' film is on the way from director Garth Davis starring Jared Leto.

Garth Davis will direct a brand new Tron movie starring Jared Leto in the lead role.

It’s been confirmed by Deadline that Garth Davis will helm a brand new Tron movie with Blade Runner 2049 and Suicide Squad star Jared Leto in the lead role. The franchise was last seen in 2010 with Tron: Legacy, and was originally met with mixed reviews from critics. However in the years since it has quickly built up a cult following of fans who love the cast, the aesthetics and that truly iconic Daft Punk soundtrack. Garth Davis is best known for directing Mary Magdalene and the Oscar nominated Lion in 2016.

Deadline reported that Davis’ “aggressive” pursuit of the film convinced Disney executives that he’s the right director for the job. It’s important to note that the film hasn’t been completely greenlit by Disney, but the script has been written by Jesse Wigutow, with Jared Leto producing alongside Justin Springer and Emma Ludbrook. Tron: Legacy director Joseph Kosinski had previously opened up about the possibilities of a sequel, saying that he hoped Disney pushed forward with the franchise. It looks like he got his wish.

Are you excited for a new Tron movie? What do you think its full title will be? What do you think Jared Leto’s role will be in the Garth Davis film? Sound-off in the comments below!

Here is the synopsis for Tron: Legacy:

Disney presents a high-tech motion picture unlike anything you’ve ever seen. Immerse yourself in the digital world of TRON: Legacy, as celebrated actor Jeff Bridges stars in a revolutionary visual effects adventure beyond imagination. When Flynn, the world’s greatest video game creator, sends out a secret signal from an amazing digital realm, his son discovers the clue and embarks on a personal journey to save his long-lost father. With the help of the fearless female warrior Quorra, father and son venture through an incredible cyber universe and wage the ultimate battle of good versus evil.

Directed by Joseph Kosinski, Tron: Legacy stars Jeff Bridges, Garrett Hedlund, Olivia Wilde, Bruce Boxleitner, and Michael Sheen.

Tron: Legacy is available on Blu-ray, DVD, digital, and streaming on Disney Plus.Stay tuned for all the latest news on Tron, Garth Davis and Jared Leto and be sure to subscribe to Heroic Hollywood’s YouTube channel for more exclusive video content.

Source: Deadline

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