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Disney animation boss to bring up TRON animated movie at next meeting…

October 3rd, 2023 by Marc Comments

While we learned that filming on the third TRON movie, TRON: Ares, was put on hold during the strikes in Hollywood, we’re now hopeful that things will begin moving as the strikes have ended… but there might be more TRON coming down the line.

Ares will pick up from TRON: Legacy which starred Jeff Bridges, Garrett Hedlund and Olivia Wilde and saw the real world and the electronic world of TRON overlap with Wilde’s Quorra, a program from the computer world, finally stepping into the real world. While Ares is set to star Jared Leto, Evan Peters, Greta Lee and Jodie Turner-Smith, there is no mention of Cillian Murphy joining the cast after he was set up in Legacy as the villain in future installments.

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But now we have learned in a new interview with Collider that Disney’s Creative Chief Officer Jennifer Lee, who is basically the boss of their animation output, will bring up TRON at their next monthly meeting.

Fans will recall that TRON had a brief animated series called TRON: Uprising which ran for one season in 2012 and was, frankly, brilliant [it even featured Flynn!]- it was canceled when then Disney execs realised that the story contradicted the story they wanted to tell in the then-planned third outing which, obviously never happened – so, Disney, if you’re reading this, can you also pick up and finish the Uprising story, please?

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Lee was asked in the new interview if there’s a chance we might see a TRON animated movie: “Once a month, I just have lunch with all the directors together, and I’m gonna say, ‘There has been a request. Is there anyone here, who has been dreaming of that to happen?’ We’re filmmaker-driven, so then I can blame them, if it doesn’t happen. No, I’m teasing. Just tell him that I’m gonna write that down and bring that to them. Unfairly, I haven’t done that yet, so I will. I love that.”

So, there you have it, while we’re waiting on TRON: Ares to move ahead, we can hope that maybe, just maybe, Jennifer Lee is a woman of her world and someday, we’re going to head into the Grid in a more animated adventure.

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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….