Filming is currently underway on the third instalment in the “Tron” franchise in Vancouver, Canada, with a new movie, “Tron: Ares”, which will tell the story of Ares, a computer program, on a journey from the digital world to that of humans.
The upcoming film will star Jared Leto, Evan Peters, Jodie Turner-Smith, Sarah Desjardins, Cameron Monaghan and Greta Lee. Deadline has also revealed that Gillian Anderson has joined the movie’s cast.
Gillian has previously starred in the hit 20th Television series, “The X-Files” and most recently Netflix’s “The Crown” and “Sex Education”. It’s not currently known what character Gillian will be playing in the new film.
“Tron: Ares” is going to be directed by Joachim Rønning, who has previously directed Disney’s “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales” and “Maleficent: Mistress of Evil”.
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. Jesse Wigutow and Jack Thorne have written the movie’s script.
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.
No release date for “Tron: Ares” has been announced, but hopefully, it won’t be too long until Disney reveals when the film will be released. It will unlikely be for a while since there will be many 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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