Tron: Ares Director Releases Exciting Image As Production Resumes

By Britta DeVore | Updated

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Tron: Ares is officially back online as director Joachin Rønning took to social media to announce that production was up and running on the film. Sharing the good news on his Instagram, Rønning dropped a photo of the cast engaged in a table read and, judging by the photo, audiences should be prepared to get to know a lot of new faces as it’s a sprawling amount of human beings jammed around one of the longest tables we’ve ever seen. 

Tron: Ares Director Shares Image Of Table Read

Celebrating the return of the Tron: Ares team, the director captioned his image with a hearty “WE ARE BACK!” and went on to thank the dedicated fandom, as well as his cast and crew, for waiting out both the actors’ and writers’ strikes. Excited to get cameras up and rolling, Joachim Rønning added that he “can’t wait to start shooting a movie with you guys!”

Like many other projects, including the second half of the third season of SYFY and USA Network’s hit series Chucky and Ridley Scott’s Gladiator sequel, Tron: Ares was put on pause for the last few months as the writers’ and actors’ unions were on strike to renegotiate their contracts. Thankfully, both unions reached a truce with the studios, allowing creatives to get back to work and return to the sets of Hollywood.

Jared Leto Starring In Tron: Ares

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As for what viewers can expect from Tron: Ares, a lot is currently left up in the air with much of the plot being kept tightly sealed under lock and key. We know that the cast will be led by Jared Leto (Dallas Buyers Club) in a role that has yet to be revealed with an ensemble set to include Evan Peters (American Horror Story), Jodie Turner-Smith (Queen & Slim), Cameron Monaghan (Shameless), and Greta Lee (Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse). As is to be expected, no further character details have been shared for the supporting trio of stars either.

Filming In Vancouver Begins Soon

Filming for Tron: Ares is expected to begin soon in Vancouver, BC, where many other productions have called home in recent years. Titles like Prime Video’s fan-favorite superhero series, The Boys, and more have chosen cities in Canada (primarily Vancouver) as their filming homes due to tax incentives given for filming in the country north of the U.S.

The city also has managed to fool audiences over the years as a fake New York City and Chicago, giving creative teams plenty of reason to move their cast and crews to the chillier climates of Canada during production.

Tron: Legacy

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The third installment in the Tron franchise, Tron: Ares has been a long time coming. In 2010, the sequel to the movie that started it all, 1982’s Tron, zoomed its way into theaters. Dubbed, Tron: Legacy, the feature starred Garrett Hedlund and Olivia Wilde with Hedlund’s character being the son of Jeff Bridges’ Kevin Flynn from the original film. With dazzling effects and a dreamy color palette, Tron: Legacy put the franchise back on the map.

Will Jedd Bridges Return?

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Now, over a decade later, audiences are eager to see what the team comes up with for Tron: Ares. While Jeff Bridges was featured in the last film, it’s unclear if he’ll be back in any capacity for the third installment, with the same being said for Garrett Hedlund and Olivia Wilde. Now that production is back in full swing, this question and more will likely be answered over the next few months.