Star Wars fans know Cameron Monaghan best as the face of Star Wars Jedi protagonist Cal Kestis, but Monaghan is going to be appearing in another sci-fi property under the Disney banner soon.
Deadline reports that Monaghan has joined the cast of Tron: Ares, the next entry in the Tron franchise directed by Joachim Rønning (Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, Maleficent: Mistress of Evil). No details have been revealed about Monaghan’s character, but he will be joining a cast that includes Jared Leto, Evan Peters, Greta Lee, and Jodie Turner-Smith.
While Disney hasn’t released an official synopsis for the movie yet, it’s rumored that the character of Leto is said to be a computer program named Ares which will find his way into the real world.
In Tron: Legacy, it was revealed that there were purely digital creatures called ISOs that spawned from the Grid, and it was said that the sequel was going to deal with the digital world coming to the real one. While it does seem like they’ll be exploring the concept with Tron: Ares, it does look like we’re going to get another ground-up sequel reboot with the story.
Then again, despite the critics, there was still a lot of demand for a sequel to Legacy, and maybe Ares can address what happened to Olivia Wilde’s ISO character after she was sent to the real world. Hopefully they don’t tragically write her off like Shia LaBeouf’s Mutt in Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny.
As of now, Tron: Ares is eyeing a release in 2025.