Cast, Filming details, and everything we know so far about Tron: Ares.
The Walt Disney Company ultimately decided to scrap the sequel to Tron: Legacy, which had been in development with the second movie's cast and previous director Joseph Kosinski (Top Gun: Maverick). Then it was revealed that a reboot was in the works, which would eventually start the franchise from scratch. Disney then confirmed that the upcoming Tron movie would actually be a sequel from director Garth Davis as if that weren't confusing enough already. That update was in 2020, and since then, there has been no information about the project until now.
The likelihood of seeing Jeff Bridges, Bruce Boxleitner, Garrett Hedlund, and Olivia Wilde again seems possible if the movie is truly a sequel as has been claimed. Jared Leto hasn't had the best luck with blockbusters, especially superhero movies, despite winning an Oscar for his performance in Dallas Buyers Club (2013). Although he didn't receive much praise for his performances in Morbius (2022) or Suicide Squad (2016), perhaps Tron: Ares will change that perception. Although the specifics of Leto's role are unknown, the fact that he is the only person who has been cast thus far suggests that he will be playing the main protagonist. Leto is also scheduled to collaborate with Disney on the Haunted Mansion later in 2023.
Joachim Rønning, who has directed Maleficent: Mistress of Evil and Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (2017) and has a long history of working with Disney, has taken over as the film's director (2019). A third Tron movie has several different directors attached to it. First, there was Tron: Legacy director Joseph Kosinski, who attributed the failure of his version of the sequel to Disney's preoccupation with Star Wars and Marvel. Then Lion (2016) director Garth Davis signed on to the project, but it appears that he, too, left the movie.
Disney+ premiere wouldn't be entirely out of the question given that the previous Tron movies weren't the box office successes that Disney had hoped for. However after Tron: Ares' official announcement, it was unclear whether the movie would have a theatrical release or be a Disney+ exclusive. A theatrical release seems more than likely given that the product will probably be quite expensive and heavily reliant on visuals and effects.