‘Tron: Ares’ First Look Has Jared Leto Decked Out In Red

It’s been fourteen years since we’ve entered The Grid. And now finally, it’s time to go back. Today, Disney and star Jared Leto dropped the first image from Tron: Ares, the sequel to 2010’s Tron: Legacy and the third movie in the franchise that began with Tron in 1982.

The image shows a red-armored character that we can assume is Ares. Why else would Leto be showing him, since he’s playing Ares? Anyway, there’s not much that we know about him except that he’s a program within the Grid, which is now also red? I always loved the blue tone of the Tron movies, so I hope this isn’t some Leto-backed change.

We also received our first real plot synopsis, which confirms a rumor that Ares is entering our world:

“Tron: Ares follows a highly sophisticated Program, Ares, who is sent from the digital world into the real world on a dangerous mission, marking humankind’s first encounter with AI beings.”

Not seen in the image are co-stars Jodie Turner-Smith, Evan Peters, Greta Lee, Cameron Monaghan, Gillian Anderson, Sarah Desjardins, and new additions Hasan Minhaj and Arturo Castro.

Directing Tron: Ares is Joachim Rønning (Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales), with a plan for the movie to be released in 2025.


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