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Yes! Jeff Bridges reveals he’s starting filming on TRON: Ares in the next few days!

April 29th, 2024 by Marc Comments

A great update on the new TRON Ares movie tonight as it seems the man, the myth, the legend Jeff Bridges is returning as Kevin Flynn, the man who started it all.

The actor was being honoured at Film at Lincoln Center with the Chaplin Award and discussed his career – the talk is below and I cannot recommend listening enough – when he revealed that he’s getting set to join the now-filming third installment in the series.

“I’m heading off this Saturday to play a part in the third installment of the Tron story; I’m excited about that,” he says, adding: “It’s wild. Jared Leto is the star of this third one, and I’m really anxious to work with him, and I’ve admired his work.”

TRON Ares gets release date and first look at Jared Leto’s character in his Grid Suit

Returning as Flynn for the third time after the original TRON in 1982 and again in Joeseph Kosinski’s TRON: Legacy in 2010, Bridges goes on: “[I’m really excited] to see what the technology is going to be all about [this time],

“When I did Tron Legacy, we had to put all these dots on our face and all these kinds of things,” Bridges explained of the motion capture technology used at the time. “And that’s [probably] all passé. I had to see myself as a young guy or as another character, but the same guy, but it was gonna be digitally created. I think it was [de-aging], but I didn’t like the way I looked in it; I felt like I looked more like Bill Maher than myself; it was kind of bizarre.”

Bridges adds that Tron: Ares director Joachim Rønning is all about sets rather than CGI in the new movie: “I’m anxious to see what the technology and what it will be. I hear there’s even less A.I. stuff in this. It’s going to be more a practical set, and they’re beautiful; there are beautiful sets that I’ve seen.”

This was echoed by actor Cameron Monaghan recently who said the sets are incredible and he sometimes goes on set on his days off just to watch them work in them.

Bridges returning to the franchise that he started over forty years ago is great news! He’s one of my favourite actors and Flynn is a character I love, so, while I was excited for this movie before, I’m much, much more excited now!

The new movie stars Bridges, and Jared Leto along with Greta Lee, Evan Peters, Hasan Minhaj, Jodie Turner-Smith, Arturo Castro, Cameron Monaghan and Gillian Anderson.

What the story of the new movie is, is unknown at this point but what we do know is that it will hit cinemas on October 10th, 2025.

Check out the interview below:


Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….