With the Hollywood strikes and the holidays over, things are slowly getting back to normal within the movie industry. One of the many movie productions impacted by the strikes was Disney’s upcoming third “Tron” film, which is currently going by the working title of “Tron: Ares”.
Filming was initially set to begin last year in Vancouver, Canada and this week, the movie’s director, Joachim Rønning took to social media to confirm that they’ve finally started filming.
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Disney hasn’t revealed too much about the upcoming film, other than we know that it will tell the story of Ares, a computer program, on a journey from the digital world to that of humans.
“Tron: Ares” will star Jared Leto, Evan Peters, Jodie Turner-Smith, Sarah Desjardins, Cameron Monaghan and Greta Lee.
The new film will be executive-produced by Sean Bailey and Sam Dickerman. It will be produced by Justin Springer (Tron: Legacy), Leto and his Paradox partner Emma Ludbrook, and Jeffrey Silver.
The “Tron” franchise began back in the 1980s and told the story of a software programmer called Kevin, who is dragged into the virtual world where he is pitted against malevolent software. He takes the help of Tron, a security programme that helps him defeat the villain.
Then, in 2010, Disney released a sequel called “Tron: Legacy”, which told the story of Sam, who misses his father, a virtual world designer, and enters a virtual space that has become much more dangerous than his father intended. Now, both father and son embark upon a life-and-death journey.
Since then, Disney has also released an animated series and recently opened a new “Tron” themed rollercoaster at the Magic Kingdom in Walt Disney World.
The movie has been in development for many years, and Joachim Rønning has previously expressed his frustration during the strikes last summer on social media and how long it took to resolve.
No release date for “Tron: Ares” has yet been announced, but hopefully, it won’t be too long until Disney reveals when it’ll be coming, though it’s likely to be a while yet since there will be lots of special effects to add in post-production once filming is wrapped.
Both “Tron” movies and the animated series are available to stream on Disney+ now.
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Roger has been a Disney fan since he was a kid and this interest has grown over the years. He has visited Disney Parks around the globe and has a vast collection of Disney movies and collectibles. He is the owner of What's On Disney Plus & DisKingdom.