After years of being in development, the next instalment in the “Tron” franchise, called “Tron: Ares, is scheduled to begin production in August in Vancouver and will star Jared Leto.

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 is also opening a brand new Tron-themed rollercoaster at the Magic Kingdom in Walt Disney World in Florida this spring.

Recently, it was revealed that Joachim Rønning was in negotiations to direct the film.  The script for “Tron: Ares” has been written by Jesse Wigutow and is considered to be a sequel to “Tron: Legacy”.

Now some more character details on the upcoming film have been revealed by The DisInsider.

  • Eve: Female lead, Asian, 30-40. Human lead of the story. A tech genius, focused and full of Open heart, analytical and observant. One of the worlds best programmers. Reclusive, anti social, the way she connects with ares isn’t romantic but sympathetic connection. Someone who has an attractiveness.
  • Athena: Female lead, 30-50. Imposing, cold and officious, driven solely by an innate urge Open to fulfll any directive she’s given without question, Athena is a member of an elite special forces unit and second in command. When Athena senses her superior has strayed from their assignment, she reports him without hesitation and quickly assumes his leadership role, intent on destroying him and fulfiling the directive at all costs. With incredible power and the inability to fear or doubt, Athena is a nearly unstoppable force, and a tragic figure. This role requires significant physicality, fight skills area plus…
  • Canus: Supporting male, 30-50. A battle worn soldier who suddenly experiences fear during a open battle and begins to question the meaning of war. His superior witnesses this unprecedented behavior and shows him sympathy.
  • Ed Dillinger Sr and Ed Dillinger Jr: Antagonists.
  • Ajay Patel: Male, supporting. tech guy, written Indian, could change.
  • Seth: Supporting male. Eve’s Assistant, with her a lot, a little humorous.

“Tron: Ares” is going to 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.

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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