Movie Fans Don’t Understand How Jared Leto Keeps Getting Hired Following Reports He’ll Star In New ‘Tron’ Film

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As the Mad Titan Thanos once opined: “Fun isn’t something one considers when balancing the universe, but this does put a smile on my face.” And that eloquently diabolical quote perhaps best describes how I’m feeling right now.

After spending the last six-plus years (basically since the release of Suicide Squad) telling anyone who would listen that Jared Leto is a fraud, the general pop cultural consciousness has finally seemed to come to that realization, too.

While the tides had been turning against Leto for a few years now, the chickens really came home to roost over the last 16 months or so courtesy of truly awful turns in both House of Gucci and Morbius (perhaps the most meme’d movie ever made).

As a result, movie fans are finding themselves wondering how on earth Leto is still getting high-profile parts, particularly following reports that he’ll be starring in a new Tron film titled Tron: Ares.

The reactions to the news of Leto starring in the next Tron movie were largely negative across the board:

One Twitter user cleverly tried to direct people to information about Jared Leto’s allegedly seedy past:

According to reports, Norwegian filmmaker Joachim Rønning — who has previously helmed Disney projects such as Maleficent: Mistress of Evil and Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales — is set to direct.

The first one wasn’t more than a cult favorite, though its special effects were seen as game-changing at the time. That following swelled around the film in years to come as it played on cable only helped grow its popularity, to the point where Disney decided to move forward with a sequel, Tron: Legacy, in 2010, with Bridges reprising his role and Garret Hedlund and Olivia Wilde joining the franchise.

The Tron: Ares script is by Jesse Wigutow and is considered the sequel to Tron: Legacy, which was directed by Top Gun: Maverick‘s Joe Kosinski. [via Deadline]

In addition to Tron: Ares, 2023 will also see the Academy Award-winning Leto star in Disney’s Haunted Mansion alongside Owen Wilson, Rosario Dawson, LaKeith Stanfield, Owen Wilson, Tiffany Haddish, Winona Ryder, Dan Levy, and Jamie Lee Curtis.

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