The Game Has Changed: Jared Leto Enters the Grid in First “Tron: Ares” Image

Jared Leto wants to know, are you ready? 

This is how the star of the upcoming Tron: Ares shared the first image from the film on Instagram, revealing Leto’s Ares, a computer program that makes the leap from the digital realm to the real world in order to make a groundbreaking, game-changing introduction—humanity, meet artificial intelligence.

Tron: Ares comes from director Joachim Rønning and includes stars Greta Lee, Hasan Minhaj, Evan Peters, Jodie Turner-Smith, Cameron Monaghan, Gillian Anderson, and Arturo Castro. The film is currently filming in Vancouver, with Disney eyeing a 2025 release.

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Tron: Ares follows the 1982 classic Tron, which starred a young Jeff Bridges, and the 2010 sequel Tron: Legacy. The original film was centered on Bridges’ video game designer Kevin Flynn who managed to step inside his own game, while Legacy followed his son, Sam (Garrett Hedlund), who followed in his old man’s footsteps. Ares might flip the script, so to speak, and focus on the wild transition of a digital being entering the real world. This crossover is the locus of the tension, as humanity is not ready for what Ares has to offer.

“I’m excited to be part of the Tron franchise and bring this new film to fans around the world. Tron: Ares builds upon the legacy of cutting-edge design, technology and storytelling. Now more than ever, it feels like the right time to return to the Grid,” director Rønning said in a statement.

For Tron fans, that excitement is shared.

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Featured image: Jared Leto in “Tron: Ares.” Courtesy Leah Gallo/Walt Disney Studios


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