Being a Tron fan is both a gift and a curse. After the long wait, a new Tron film is finally in the works, which is called Tron: Ares. Now the problem is that it might be directed by Joachim Rønning and starred by Jared Leto.
From Deadline, here’s what their article reported:
A new installment of Tron is coming back online. The Dish hears that Disney is in early negotiations to set Joachim Rønning to direct Jared Leto in Tron: Ares. The film is crewing up, eyeing an August start date in Vancouver.
Deals aren’t complete yet, but this would mark the fourth collaboration between Disney and the Norwegian filmmaker who helmed Maleficent: Mistress of Evil and Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales. He has wrapped for the studio the Daisy Ridley-starrer Young Woman and the Sea, about the daring journey of Gertrude Ederle, a New York teen who became the first woman to swim across the English Channel. Jeff Nathanson scripted it, and Jerry Bruckheimer produces with him.
I’m not a fan of Jared Leto at all, especially with all the controversies surrounding him (search it up because it’s a lot), so him being a lead is not ideal. And with Joachim Rønning, his track record isn’t solid. If I have to wait longer for a different director and lead, then I’m fine.
Was Joseph Kosinski not available? Will Edward Kitsis & Adam Horowitz come back for the screenplay? I’m a big believer of keeping an open mind until I watch it, but I don’t think this news is great. I guess we’ll have to wait and see until the official confirmation.