Jared Leto to star in Tron 3 from Lion director Garth Davis


Get ready to re-enter the Grid, because Disney is moving ahead with a newTronmovie. EW has confirmed that the still-untiled third film in the franchise about humans entering a video game world is set to starJared Letoand be directed by Garth Davis (Lion).

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Though the originalTronwasn’t a huge box office success in 1982, its groundbreaking special effects accumulated a loyal cult fanbase over the years until Disney revived the property in the 21st century — first as a playable world in the video gameKingdom Hearts II, then in the full-blown 2010 sequelTron: Legacy. That movie made money at the box office, but though there have been occasional rumors of a thirdTronfilm in the years since, they haven’t fully materialized until now.

Davis has been known for small, arty films likeMary Magdaleneand 2016’sLion, which earned an Oscar nomination for Best Picture. This will be his first take on a tentpole franchise film. The film is not quite greenlit yet, but a director attachment is more substantive news thanTronfans have received in a while.

Deadlinewas first to report the news.

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