‘Tron: Ares’ Rumor Says Cillian Murphy Could Reprise ‘Tron: Legacy’ Role As Edward Dillinger Jr.

Earlier this year, we learned that Disney was actually moving ahead on Tron: Ares, a sequel to 2010’s Tron: Legacy. With Jared Leto long attached, and Joachim Rønning eyed for the director’s chair, a new rumor says that a character from the past might be coming back to cause some digital turmoil.

According to “scooper” Daniel Richtman, Cillian Murphy could reprise his role as Edward Dillinger, Jr. in Tron: Ares. Murphy made an uncredited cameo as Edward Dillinger Jr., ENCOM board member and software design team lead, in Tron: Legacy and he seemed like a dickhead at the time. That would make sense if he is the son of ENCOM Senior Executive Ed Dillinger Sr., antagonist of the original 1982 Tron.

None of this is confirmed, but it wouldn’t be a shock to see Murphy’s Dillinger elevated to top bad guy for Tron: Ares.  It’s clear that a lot of work still needs to be done before this movie really kicks into gear, so stay tuned.  For now, those needing a Cillian Murphy fix can see him this summer in Christopher Nolan’s Oppenheimer.

Travis Hopson
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