Cameron Monaghan (Shameless) has joined the cast in the third film in the Tron franchise which will be titled “Tron: Ares.” Details as to Monaghan’s character are under wraps.
Jared Leto, Evan Peters (American Horror Story), Jodie Turner-Smith (Queen & Slim), and Greta Lee (Past Lives) also star.
Leto is attached to play Ares, the manifestation of the Tron program, that becomes sentient and crosses over into the human world, with Lee as a video game programmer and tech company CEO who aims to protect her world-changing technology.
Maleficent: Mistress of Evil director Joachim Rønning is set to direct the project. Jesse Wigutow wrote the most recent draft of the script. Leto is producing along with Justin Springer and Emma Ludbrook.
In case you aren’t familiar, TRON is a cult 1982 sci-fi film starring Jeff Bridges about a computer programmer trapped inside a vicious computer game, which also spawned a cult 2010 sci-fi sequel TRON: Legacy and a 2012-2013 cult animated series TRON: Uprising.
If there’s no SAG strike, the pic will hopefully shoot in Vancouver in August.
Tron, Tron: Legacy, and Tron: Uprising are all available to stream now on Disney+.
“Tron: Ares” is expected to hit theaters in 2025.