The SAG-AFTRA strike meant that numerous films saw their productions halted this year. The likes of Beetlejuice 2, Venom 3 and Deadpool 3 were all put on hiatus, with release dates expected to slip. Another was Tron: Ares, but a new report suggests filming is to resume quite soon.
Collider reports that production on Tron: Ares is to resume in Vancouver, Canada, after the holidays. That could mean towards the end of this year, or, more likely, early 2024. The sequel to Tron: Legacy (2010), only small snippets are currently known about the film.
Disney’s third Tron film, director Joachim Rønning (Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales) is at the helm. Jared Leto takes on the lead role of ‘Ares’, an AI character determined to cross over into the human world. Leto will be joined by Evan Peters, Greta Lee, Jodie Turner-Smith, and Cameron Monaghan Star Wars Jedi: Survivor.
The continuing legacy of Tron
Known for their visual effects, 1982’s Tron was particularly groundbreaking considering the technology at the time. It starred Jeff Bridges as Kevin Flynn, a computer programmer who managed to enter his own electronic world. The sequel saw Bridges reprise his role, alongside the introduction of his son Sam (Garrett Hedlund) with Olivia Wilde also starring.
The great unknown with Tron: Ares is whether any of the previous cast members will reprise their roles. Thus maintaining a similar thread across each instalment.
Naturally, a release date for Tron: Ares has yet to be announced. But for a franchise refresher, both films can be found on Disney+.
As studios begin to settle back into a normal rhythm, expect to hear about more films stirring back into production.
Are you glad that Tron: Ares is to resume production? Let us know your favourite parts of the franchise in the comments.