Jared Leto Says A ‘Tron’ Sequel Is “Getting Closer”

Hard to believe it’s been twelve years since Tron: Legacy, which, true to its name, served as a legacy sequel of sorts to the cult classic 1982 movie. It’s funny that the popularity of video game movies in the years since didn’t automatically lead to a third film, but considering the middling-success of ‘Legacy’ Disney decided to be cautious. Plus, their focus turned to Star Wars which, let’s be honest, nobody can fault them for.

But after so many years of being on ice, Jared Leto, who has been attached to a third film since 2017, says it may still happen. He told ScreenRant

“I’m a super fan of TRON, and we are working hard on TRON with our incredible partners at Disney. Just an amazing group of creative people. We’re getting closer. We’re getting closer and closer, and who knows? Something may be [coming] sooner than later.”

The thing about Leto’s part in all of this is that it came two years after Disney officially axed plans for the sequel, which would’ve been titled Tron: Ascension. Leto would’ve starred in a reboot of the franchise, playing a character named Ares who was designed to be part of the original plan.

Something tells me Leto is just staying positive and that there’s no actual momentum for Tron 3. Look, I’m a fan of both films but I’d be okay if they left ’em alone if Leto has to be involved. If you can’t continue with the characters we care about, played by Jeff Bridges, Garrett Hedlund, and Olivia Wilde, then what’s the point?

Travis Hopson has been reviewing movies before he even knew there was such a thing. Having grown up on a combination of bad '80s movies, pro wrestling, comic books, and hip-hop, Travis is uniquely positioned to geek out on just about everything under the sun. A vampire who walks during the day and refuses to sleep, Travis is the co-creator and lead writer for Punch Drunk Critics. He is also a contributor to Good Morning Washington, WBAL Morning News, and WETA Around Town. In the five minutes a day he's not working, Travis is also a voice actor, podcaster, and Twitch gamer. Travis is a voting member of the Critics Choice Association (CCA), Washington DC Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA), and Late Night programmer for the Lakefront Film Festival.