The Tron franchise has a very interesting history. Despite the films not being considered massive financial successes like other popular science fiction franchises like Star Wars or Star Trek, Tron has gained a massive cult following over the years. With a world set in a video game it truly stood out against other series at the time.
The first Tron film released in 1982 and is one of the earliest live action films to use computer generated special effects. Being directed and written by Steven Lisberger and starring Jeff Bridges Tron brought in $50 Million on a $17 Million budget.
Years later a sequel called Tron: Legacy released in 2010. Set 36 years after the original, the film was directed by Joseph Kosinski and starred Garrett Hedlund. Though it made $400 Million on a $170 Million budget the film wasn’t the blow away success Disney had hoped for.
Now it appears that third film under the working name Tron: Ares is being pitched at Disney with actor Jared Leto set to star as the lead.
Recently actor Jared Leto spoke with Screenrant while promoting the upcoming Marvel film Mrobius. He stated how close
“I’m a super fan of Tron, and we are working hard on Tron with our incredible partners at Disney. Just an amazing group of creative people. We’re getting closer. We’re getting closer and closer, and who knows? Something may be coming sooner than later.“
Though the film is not 100% confirmed to be in development it appears that the project is heading towards a green light. With Disney looking for more franchises to market, Tron definitely stands out. Not to mention the recent Tron themed roller coaster being built at Magic Kingdom in Florida they’ll definitely want something to tie into the theme parks.
Are you looking forward to possibly seeing the Tron series return?
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