It was back in 2020 when it was reported that Jared Leto had been attached to star in a follow-up to TRON: Legacy, and after multiple delays including a pandemic and the SAG-AFTRA and WGA strikes, production for the film is finally happening.
Here’s our first tease for TR3N:
‘TR3N’ (Tron 3) has begun filming.
Starring Jared Leto, Evan Peters, Cameron Monaghan, Greta Lee and Jodie Turner-Smith. pic.twitter.com/7EQJEIaNv8
— DiscussingFilm (@DiscussingFilm) January 19, 2024
It is worth noting that the original start of the film would have been August of last year, and this was confirmed by director Joachim Rønning. We know that the movie had been in development hell since Legacy, but it had started moving forward until the strike last year.
It’s unclear what the title of the film really is at this point, with the working title TRON: Ares being bounced around the news web. It’s possible the film won’t be picking up from the events of TRON: Legacy, but that movie did tease the digital creatures from the Grid making the jump to the real world—and the movie also had Cillian Murphy setting up a future villain.
With production finally starting, we should expect to see more of the film in a few months. With Legacy ending up becoming a visual feast, we should expect the third film to have the same kind of visual flair with the visual effects technology we have from today. Even the original TRON was praised for being a technical feat when it comes to VFX.
No official release date has been announced for the next TRON movie, but fans are expecting a theatrical release sometime around 2025.