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TRON 3: Jared Leto Reportedly In Talks To Star

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Jared Leto Revisiting Chances Of Starring In Possible Tron 3

Academy Award-winning Dallas Buyers Club Jared Leto is said to be interested in reviving and headlining Joseph Kosinski‘s science fiction sequel TRON 3.

Interest in the project was piqued this week when the TRON: Legacy director said that, contrary to popular belief, a follow-up was put on hold rather than outright cancelled and that Disney could decided to revisit the franchise someday. He noted that he had already come up with a story for another film, tentatively titled “TRON: Ascension“, and pointed out that a good chunk of the script had already been completed when the studio halted work on the project.

It was in these early stages of pre-production that Leto first became involved, with him slated to play a new character named Ares. With it being reported that he is looking to breathe new life into the series, it is possible that he might get to play a role in it after all.

Superherohype, the source of this story, had this to share about the proposed film’s production:

Jesse Wigutow (It Runs in the Family) was hired to rewrite the initial TRON: Ascension screenplay by David DiGilio (Eight Below) before the film was halted, though the new movie will take its cues from that script. Justin Springer, who produced Kosinski’s TRON: Legacy and Oblivion, will produce this new film so there’s a chance Kosinski could still be involved. Leto and and Emma Ludbrook will also produce.

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