Tron 3 Starring Jared Leto Rumored To Be In Development!
The Tron franchise is about to have its third installment. It’s reported that Tron 3 is in development, with Jared Leto playing the lead role. After years of rumors and delays, Disney is finally putting words into action and has started work on the long-awaited
The Tron franchise gets a reboot
Tron 3 is a much-awaited third film from the Tron series. The original Tron film was released in 1982, and it starred Jeff Bridges as Kevin Flynn, who was a computer programmer who gets stuck in a mainframe computer. In order to escape, Kevin uses the help of programs.
Then came Tron 2, also known as Tron: Legacy. In this film, Kevin has been missing for 20 years, and now his son, Sam, is accidentally transported into the same mainframe computer as his father. Although this film did not receive favorable reviews. However, it was still a box office success. Therefore, Disney was able to sell some games, comic books, and an animated series. Now, Disney is finally putting Tron 3 into development, after scrapping the idea back in 2015.
Back then, Tron 3 was to be released under the name of Tron: Ascension. It was set to have the same cast as Tron: Legacy but was scrapped allegedly because of Tomorrowland. Rumors of a Tron 3 with Jared Leto began in 2017, but Disney has finally confirmed it now.
Disney Executive Mitchel Lieb confirmed in a Light The Fuse podcast in June that development for Tron 3 is underway. Moreover, it will be a sequel to Tron: Legacy, so you can expect to see some familiar faces again. Lieb explained a bit about the timing of Tron 3 too:
Whereas the timing wasn’t right to do it years ago, I think we feel the timing is right now. We learned a lot of lessons from that last movie.
Jared Leto is the perfect fit
As far as Jared Leto is concerned, he is the perfect fit for Tron 3. Leto has an amazing record as far as sci-fi films are concerned. Some of his most memorable roles are in this genre. For instance, his performance as Niandar Wallace in Blade Runner 2049 and Nemo Nobody in Mr. Nobody stands out a lot. Disinsider reported that Jared Leto is set to be a part of Tron 3, and this indeed is a promising sign for the film.
As of now, the film has no director attached to it. Moreover, we’re not even sure if Lieb meant that Tron 3 would follow the same script as Tron: Ascension. So, we’ll have to wait a while to get more information about the film.