TRON 3 Director on the WGA and SAG AFTRA Strike Delaying the Movie

TRON 3 Director on the WGA and SAG AFTRA Strike Delaying the Movie

A lot of people were excited when it was finally announced that TRON 3 was going to move forward, but thanks to the strike from the WGA and SAG AFTRA, most productions are currently at a standstill—including TRON 3.

Just in, director Joachim Rønning has confirmed that the film should have started shooting already had it not been for the strike. In a recent IG post he writes, “Today was supposed to be our first day of principal photography on TRON: ARES (a movie subsequently about AI and what it means, and takes, to be human). Instead, we are shut down with over a hundred and fifty people laid off. It’s indefinite, which makes it exponentially harder for everyone.

We don’t exactly know what the plot for TRON: Ares was going to be, but it was said that Jared Leto would be a program that would find itself in the human world, kind of drawing from the original plans of the sequel for TRON: Legacy, where the world of the grid would find its way into the real world; it was also said that Cillian Murphy’s character would also have a larger role this time around.

Besides Leto, the movie had also cast Evan Peters, Greta Lee, and Jodie Turner-Smith.

While the fate of the movie is now up in the air because of the strike, it does seem that Ronning is not choosing as side when it comes to the entire issue (such was the stance of the Director’s Guild). He writes, “The AMPTP, SAG-AFTRA and WGA need to not leave the table until it’s done. This is Hollywood. We close deals for breakfast. Why do we suddenly have all the time in the world when every day is so precious? These tactics are extremely frustrating. It’s time for diplomacy so we can get back to work – under conditions that are fair to everybody.”

No official release date has been set for TRON: Ares, but it was eyeing a premiere in 2025.


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