Disney has been developing a third “Tron” film called, “Tron: Ares” for years, but now the project is getting closer to happening as Deadline is reporting that Evan Peters, will be joining the cast of the upcoming film.

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.

The film was followed up in 2010 by 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.  Disney has recently opened up a brand new Tron-themed rollercoaster at the Magic Kingdom in Walt Disney World in Florida.

Joachim Rønning will direct the third film, and it is going to star Jared Leto, who will play Ares, the manifestation of the Tron program.   No details have been revealed about what role Evan Peters will be playing.  Evan has previously starred in “American Horror Story” and played Quicksilver in many of the Marvel “X-Men” films, in addition to the Disney+ series, “WandaVision”.

Filming is due to begin in Vancouver in August. However, if there is a SAG strike, it is likely to be delayed.

“Tron: Ares” will be executive produced by Sean Bailey and Sam Dickerman. It’s going to be produced by Justin Springer (Tron: Legacy), Leto and his Paradox partner Emma Ludbrook, and Jeffrey Silver.

Both “Tron” movies and the animated series are available to stream on Disney+ now.

Are you looking forward to the return of “Tron”?


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