Back in March it was reported that the Tron series from Oscar-winning writer John Ridley that was in development at Disney+ had been scrapped. Sources said the project was far to expensive, and that a Tron film for the big screen was still in the works. So what’s the status of that new Tron movie?
According to DisInsider, a Tron reboot with Jared Leto is still in the works (it has been for three years now) with a director search underway. The article also says the film is expected to be more of Tron sequel rather than a reboot, and the cast from Tron: Legacy could return. It is still currently unknown if the film will follow the same story as the canceled third Tron film, Tron: Ascension, which would have seen the machine world of The Grid invade the real world.
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.
Tron, Tron: Legacy, and Tron: Uprising are all available to stream now on Disney+.