TRON: LEGACY Adds GOTHAM And STAR WARS JEDI: SURVIVOR Star Cameron Monaghan To Stacked Cast

TRON: LEGACY Adds GOTHAM And STAR WARS JEDI: SURVIVOR Star Cameron Monaghan To Stacked Cast

The cast of Tron: Legacy already includes names like Jared Leto and Evan Peters, but two more names have joined the upcoming threequel in the form of Gotham alum Cameron Monaghan and Sarah Desjardins...

By JoshWilding - Jul 14, 2023 04:07 AM EST
Filed Under: Tron
Source: SFFGazette.com

Aside from there being a new Tron rollercoaster in Disney World, it's hard to figure out why Disney is forging ahead with the upcoming Tron: Ares. Interest in the franchise has waned in recent years and the concept is arguably one with limited potential. 

Regardless, Joachim Rønning, the filmmaker behind Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales and Maleficent: Mistress of Evil, has been tasked with helming a movie which was written by Jesse Wigutow (The Prince) and Jack Thorne (Enola Holmes). 

So far, the cast has assembled names like Jared Leto, Evan Peters, Jodie Turner-Smith, and Greta Lee, and Deadline (via SFFGazette.com) reports that Gotham and Star Wars Jedi star Cameron Monaghan is the latest addition to the threequel's cast. 

As you might expect, details on his role are being kept under wraps, though the movie's plot reportedly revolves around Leto's computer program, Ares, travelling from the digital world to that of humans. It's an interesting spin on the classic concept and may well be what the property needs to find new life in theaters. 

The Hollywood Reporter (also via SFFGazette.com) has shared its own casting update by revealing Sarah Desjardins is also heading to the Grid. 

Once again, we have no character details, though we're sure you'll recognise the actress from her work in Yellowjackets, The Night Agent, and The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina. Whatever you might think about plans for this project, the cast is undeniably impressive. 

It's thought that the current plan is for Tron: Ares to begin shooting next month, but with actors now expected to strike, it's highly likely the movie's start date is going to be pushed back by several months (if not longer). 

Tron was released in 1982 and earned $50 million on a $17 million budget. It became a cult classic in the years which followed, while the 2012 sequel, Tron: Legacy, grossed $400 million on a $170 million budget. It was a result which saw the movie deemed a financial disappointment, hence why the way for a sequel has been so long.

Tron 3 doesn't currently have a confirmed release date. 

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breakUbatman
breakUbatman - 7/14/2023, 4:47 AM
Tron: Ares
TheShape9859
TheShape9859 - 7/14/2023, 4:57 AM
Tron: Legacy??? Are you for real right now??
PantherKing
PantherKing - 7/14/2023, 5:04 AM
Wasn’t Tron legacy the second movie?
bobevanz
bobevanz - 7/14/2023, 5:19 AM
None of this matters without Kosinski, Daft Punk and Jeff Bridges. True words coming from a mega Tron simp. I'll reconsider if you can convince Daft Punk to come out of retirement, I will forever pledge loyalty if that happened.. I miss them
tylerzero
tylerzero - 7/14/2023, 6:08 AM
@bobevanz -

Yup, for the reasons you listed PLUS I'd like to add Bruce Boxleitner (otherwise, why even call it "Tron" at this point?). Zero interest from me as well.
dracula
dracula - 7/14/2023, 5:40 AM
Gotham was a far from perfect show but man that show nailed so much



He was two great jokers
TheVisionary25
TheVisionary25 - 7/14/2023, 5:46 AM
Sweet , I like Cameron so it’s good to see him getting roles in big films

I haven’t seen the original TRON in a LONG time and barely remember any of it but I personally didn’t care for Legacy overall (the music and visuals were the best parts though).

I am liking the cast for this , just wish Leto wasn’t the lead…

Wonder what “method acting” bullshit he does for this now?.
dragon316
dragon316 - 7/14/2023, 8:21 AM
Why do I have terminator series feeling after second it slowly makes series to sucks
clintthahamster
clintthahamster - 7/14/2023, 9:42 AM
"it's hard to figure out why Disney is forging ahead with the upcoming Tron: Ares."

They already own the IP, and they want to make money. It's not complicated.
DarkModeDan
DarkModeDan - 7/14/2023, 10:53 AM
I'm hoping beyond hope this is good. I know Tron: Legacy had its flaws, but I seriously love that movie, love that world, and I'm not emotionally equipped to see another one of my favorite franchises get the "Independence Day: Resurgence" treatment. 🤮

Cameron Monaghan is a catch though. Hell, I feel like I'd even prefer him as the lead over Leto tbh.
LimeD
LimeD - 7/14/2023, 11:12 AM
God, you're dumb
Super12
Super12 - 7/14/2023, 12:22 PM
So I take it that adding "Legacy" to every title is the new trending thing in Hollywood, like adding "Rises" to everything about 10 years ago.

Tron, Superman...I KNOW there are a couple more I can't remember at the moment...
Toonstrack
Toonstrack - 7/14/2023, 1:50 PM
Honeslty I'll take more tron any way I can get it.
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