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TRON 3 has finally starting filming!

January 25th, 2024 by Marc Comments

Well, it’s official, the third TRON movie has finally gone in front of the cameras!

The movie will be called TRON: Areas and will star Jared Leto, Evan Peters, Greta Lee, Jodie Turner-Smith and Cameron Monaghan – we also have learned that FTN favourite and X-Files star Gillian Anderson will also star in the movie, directed by Joachim Rønning.

The movie officially went into production on January 19th and is one of the most anticipated sequels of all time, with it being hinted at in 2010’s TRON: Legacy, however, it’s unlikely this story will follow the original idea from then as stars Jeff Bridges, Garrett Hedlund and Olivia Wilde are not expected to return, nor has it been revealed that Cillian Murphy will be appearing, as he was set up to be the villain in Legacy.

TRON: Ares director reveals movie shoud be filming by now but WAG and SAG-AFTRA strikes have delayed it indefinitely

TR3N (hopefully that’s not permanent) was supposed to begin filming last August but was delayed at the time due to the strikes in Hollywood, with Rønning sharing on social media at the time: “Today was supposed to be our first day of principal photography on ‘Tron: Ares’ (a movie subsequently about AI and what it means, and takes, to be human). Instead, we are shut down with over a hundred and fifty people laid off. It’s indefinite, which makes it exponentially harder for everyone.”

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I’m a big TRON fan, so I’ve been looking forward to this for a long time but it’s disappointing that it’s unlikely to pick up after Legacy or even the animated series TRON: Uprising which was brilliant but canceled by Disney as it went against what they had originally planned for TRON 3 – it irks me when ongoing franchises have loose ends that may never be resolved.

Let me hear all your thoughts, folks!

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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….