Disney Reportedly In Negotiations To Secure A Director For TRON Sequel

The long-awaited next entry in the TRON series is coming closer to fruition with Disney reportedly in talks to get a director attached, according to Deadline.

What’s Happening:

  • Disney is reportedly moving on bringing the long awaited third entry in the TRON series to the screen sooner than later, with the company in early negotiations to get Joachim Ronning as a director, with Jared Leto attached.
  • TRON: Ares is currently targeting an August start date for filming in Vancouver, and while the negotiations are not complete, it would mark the fourth time Disney has worked with Ronning, who previously helmed Maleficent: Mistress of Evil, and Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales.
  • TRON, the 1982 film that starred Jeff Bridges and was set inside the computer program called the Grid, where a computer hacker is abducted and forced to participate in gladiatorial games. The film became a cult classic, and over the years the following grew and demanded a sequel, which was inevitably released in 2010, with TRON: Legacy.  
  • That film saw Bridges reprising his role and Garret Hedlund and Olivia Wilde joining the franchise. That film grossed $400 million globally, and Disney has been trying to figure out how to continue the franchise since.
  • Back in 2017, the studio announced a new TRON film with Leto attached.
  • The TRON: Ares script is by Jesse Wigutow and is said to be considered the sequel to TRON: Legacy, which itself was directed by Top Gun: Maverick‘s Joe Kosinski.
  • Leto is currently set to co-star in the upcoming film based on the popular Disney Parks attraction, The Haunted Mansion, which is set to debut later this year.

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