Joachim Rønning In Talks To Direct Jared Leto’s ‘Tron 3’ For Disney

Tron: Ares is moving forward at Disney!

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Disney is reviving the Tron series with Jared Leto and Joachim Rønning.

The third Tron movie is gaining momentum at Disney, as Joachim Rønning is in nearly negotiations to direct the feature, as reported by Deadline. If Rønning reaches a deal with Disney, Tron 3 would mark his fourth collaboration with the studio after Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, Maleficent: Mistress of Evil and Young Woman and the Sea.

Academy Award winner Jared Leto is attached to star in Tron 3, which features the subtitle “Ares.” The movie is looking to begin production this August in Vancouver, Canada, with Joachim Rønning directing from a script by Jesse Wigutow, the writer behind 2003’s It Runs in the Family.

The history of the Tron franchise

The Tron franchise started with a 1982 film directed by Steven Lisberger and starring Jeff Bridges, with the actor playing Kevin Flynn, a programmer who is transported inside the software world of a mainframe computer. In 2010, Disney released Tron: Legacy, as sequel that saw Bridges reprising his role as Flynn opposite Garrett Hedlund and Olivia Wilde. Legacy earned just over $400 million at the worldwide box office against an estimated production budget of $170 million.

Jared Leto has been trying to get Tron: Ares off the ground for quite some time now. The 51-year-old actor signed on to Ares after his turn as The Joker in 2016’s Suicide Squad but the movie has been stuck in development hell for years now. Joseph Kosinski (Legacy) and Garth Davis (Lion) were previously expected to direct Ares before moving on to other projects.

According to Deadline, Jared Leto is producing Tron: Ares alongside Justin Springer, Jeffrey Silver and his Paradox partner Emma Ludbrook. Sean Bailey and Sam Dickerman are serving as executive producers. The movie does not yet have a release date.

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Michael Bezanidis

Michael Bezanidis

Michael is the Managing Editor of Heroic Hollywood. When he's not playing video games, he's usually writing about film and television.