Tron is one of those movies whose reputation precedes itself. Like, you’ve probably heard of Tron, but do you actually remember *watching* Tron? Can you tell me *one* thing about the movie other than the fact that people get sucked into computers and ride shiny digital motorcycles around? Maybe I’m projecting my own stupidities on you, I don’t know, but when I think of Tron, I think of how much more I like the idea of Tron more than its actual execution.
Unbelievably, it’s actually been an entire decade since Tron: Legacy, the sequel to the original 1982 film, hit theaters. This was just as the modern landscape of comic book movie-making was beginning to take hold, so the film, which starred Garrett Hedlund, Olivia Wilde, and Jeff Bridges, sort of came and went without much of a fuss.
Still, because Disney is Disney and established intellectual property is king, reports indicate that they’re going back to the well and are currently developing a third film in the Tron franchise, with Jared Leto reportedly attached to star (we’re still doing this Jared Leto thing, huh?)
Our trusted source informed us that a Tron reboot with Jared Leto is still in the works with a director search underway. Now, that is not the most significant update I’ve heard. From what I’ve been told, the film is expected to be more of Tron sequel rather than a reboot, and the cast from Tron: Legacy could return. It is unknown at this time if the film will follow the same story as the canceled third Tron film, Tron: Ascension, which would have seen the machine world of The Grid invade the real world. That was also rumored to have featured a character called Ares.
Another question we are constantly asked is, will Daft Punk return to do the music? Daft Punk’s score was a highlight from Legacy, with their futuristic/electronic musical style helped bring the world to life. We have heard multiple directors in the mix but nothing we can confirm as of yet.[via The Disinsider]
Jared Leto, man — I get he’s an Academy Award winner, but when’s the last time his presence has improved a film? I suppose he was decent during his minimal screentime in Blade Runner 2049, but other than that, I can’t remember the last time I was excited about a Leto-starring project. If anyone can pull it off, though, it’s the Mouse House.
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