It’s been barely a year since we got an update on the Tron movie starring Jared Leto, but it looks like Disney is finally moving forward with the project.
According to Deadline, the studio is now in early negotiations with director Joachim Rønning to direct cinema’s return to The Grid. Rønning himself is actually a Disney vet, having worked on films like Maleficent: Mistress of Evil and Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales. The movie is aiming for a start this August in Vancouver.
I’ll admit, Maleficent 2 and POTC 5 aren’t really projects that had me on the edge of my seat, but both films have been huge spectacles, and I think that’s what Disney wants to do with Tron as well. Saywhat you will about Tron: Legacy, but even if the entire narrative wasn’t that great, the visuals of that film introduced a while new cinematic aesthetic that’s still being referenced today. Hopefully Rønning is up to the task to take everything up to the next level.
For now, fans are kind of perplexed that the next Tron movie won’t pick up where Legacy left off. There has been fan demand for a sequel for years, but we got nothing from Disney. It was said that the sequel would have the world of the Grid going to the ‘real world’ with Cillian Murphy set to play the main antagonist. We don’t know where Ares would want to go, but I’m hoping they push the story forward rather than make it another prequel.
You think Daft Punk will be willing to reunite for the soundtrack?
No release date has been announced for Tron: Ares, but if production is set to start in August, I think we can expect a 2025 release date.