After 12 years since the debut of the Tron: Legacy, the shooting of the film with the working title Tron: Ares with Jared Leto may begin this August. Joachim Rønning (Maleficent: Mistress of Evil, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales) is in talks to direct, reports Deadline.
According to Variety, Leto first signed a contract back in 2017, but Disney was in no hurry to start filming.
Tron Legacy director Joseph Kosinski said in an interview that he wrote and directed the sequel, “takes place on the internet with Yahoo and Google and all those sites.” Kosinski said he was close to finishing it in 2015, but suggested Disney “pulled the plug on it” because he had bigger fish the size of Marvel and Star Wars to focus on.
This time around, Tron: Ares may finally be happening, but it’s unlikely we’ll be hearing a Daft Punk soundtrack again, as the iconic duo split in 2021.