Later this summer, Disney is scheduled to begin filming a third “Tron” film called, “Tron: Ares”, and according to Deadline, Jodie Turner-Smith and Greta Lee will be starring in 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.
Jodie Turner-Smith has previously starred in “The Last Ship” and “The Independent”, plus she is going to be starring in the upcoming Disney+ Original series, “Star Wars: The Acolyte”. No details have been revealed about what character she will be playing.
While Greta Lee, will be reportedly playing a video game programmer and tech baron who is hellbent on protecting her technology. Greta Lee has previously starred in Netflix’s “Russian Doll” and the Apple TV+ series, “The Morning Show”.
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 and also recently, it was reported that Evan Peters would also be starring in the film in an undisclosed role.
Filming is due to begin in Vancouver in August. However, if there is a SAG strike, filming 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.
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