Now that Tron 3 certainly has taken its best step forward in looking like it’s actually happeningwe’re now getting some actually exciting casting news about the film, which just got a big, big headliner for nerds already excited about a Tron threequel.
Deadline reports that X-Files icon Gillian Anderson is the latest to join Joachim Rønning’s long-awaited follow up to Tron: Legacyin a role currently being kept under wraps. The film follows Jared Leto’s titular characterAres, described as a program from the Grid—the virtual world of Tron’s gaming world and broader tech program research—who enters the real world. Aside from Leto, Anderson joins Jodie Turner-Smith, Greta Lee, Evan Peters, Cameron Monaghan, and Sarah Desjardins in the cast, but it remains to be seen if there’ll be any carry over from 2010’s Tron: Legacy.
Tron: Ares—or the awfully-logo’d TR3Nas it was shown in Rønning's Instagram post announcing the beginning of filming—was previously set to release some time in 2025, although whether or not the delays caused by last year’s SAG-AFTRA strikes impacting that potential release is currently unknown.
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