‘Tron 3’: Evan Peters Enters The Grid With Jared Leto In Disney’s Sequel

Jared Leto is no longer the only one in The Grid. Disney’s long-gestating Tron sequel, currently titled Tron: Ares, has just added X-Men and American Horror Story actor Evan Peters to the cast. The film is to be directed by Joachim Rønning (Maleficent: Mistress of Evil), with a script by Jack Thorne and Jesse Wigutow.

Peters joins a film that is still somewhat surprising to even be happening. The original film in 1982, led by Jeff Bridges, became a cult hit but not a box office one. 2010’s sequel, Tron: Legacy, earned $400M worldwide but that was disappointing considering the $200M budget. That film ended with Garrett Hedlund’s Sam Flynn bringing the warrior algorithm Quorra into the real world, teasing that as the direction for a third movie. However, it’s unclear if that storyline will be followed. THR describes Tron: Ares as  centering on “the emergence of a sentient program that crosses over into the human world that is not ready for contact.” Perhaps Quorra is that sentient program?

Filming should begin this August, assuming there’s no SAG strike or anything like that to hold things up.


Travis Hopson
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