Date: 29th June 2023
Actor Evan Peters has joined the Tron 3 cast for the new Disney sci-fi sequel.
Helmed by veteran Disney director Joachim Rønning, the movie is titled Tron: Ares. Its script, written by Jesse Wigutow and Jack Thorne, is said to focus on "the emergence of a sentient program that crosses over into the human world that is not ready for contact."
The Walt Disney Company has been trying to make a follow-up to "Tron: Legacy" for over a decade. The first "Tron", which earned two Academy Award nominations - but none for its then-groundbreaking special effects - earned just $50 million worldwide on a $17 million budget. That was seen as a disappointment in 1982 but built enough of a cult audience for Disney to roll the dice in 2010 with the $170 million budgeted "Tron: Legacy."
Along with his frequent appearances on FX's "American Horror Story" anthology series, Peters played Peter Maximoff in several "X-Men" movies for 20th Century Fox, starting with 2014’s "X-Men: Days of Future Past."
A third film has been in the works on and off ever since ‘Legacy’ was released. Jesse Wigutow and Jack Thorne are penning the new film which will focus on the emergence of a sentient program that crosses over into the human world that is not ready for contact.
Jared Leto has been attached to the project for several years and will play Ares, the manifestation of the program.
Source: Press Release