Jared Leto in Early Talks to Star in Disney’s ‘Tron 3’

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Disney is in early talks with Jared Leto for the actor to star in and produce a live-action “Tron 3” movie.

No writer has been hired. If the project moves forward, Justin Springer will produce with Leto and Emma Ludbrook involved in some producing capacity.

“Tron 3” has been in development as a sequel to 2010’s “Tron: Legacy,” which was directed by Joseph Kosinski and grossed $400 million worldwide, but has not yet greenlit “Tron 3.”

“Tron: Legacy” was a sequel to the 1982 movie “Tron,” starring Jeff Bridges and Bruce Boxleitner inside a computer world. Garrett Hedlund portrayed the son of Bridges’ character in “Legacy,” while Olivia Wilde portrayed a humanized algorithm.

Springer co-produced “Tron: Legacy” and exec produced “Oblivion.”

Leto was last seen in “Suicide Squad” as The Joker. He will next appear with Ryan Gosling and Harrison Ford in Denis Villeneuve’s “Blade Runner 2049.”

Paramount announced on Feb. 15 that Leto would direct the police thriller “77,” in what will be the actor’s feature directorial debut.

Leto previously helmed the documentary “Artifact,” which won an award at the 2012 Toronto Film Festival. He has also directed numerous music videos and commercials under the pseudonym Bartholomew Cubbins.

He will direct from from an original screenplay by “L.A. Confidential” author James Ellroy with revisions by David Matthews (“Narcos,” “Boardwalk Empire”). The story is set in 1974 in Los Angeles with heiress Patty Hearst on the lam.

Leto won a Best Supporting Actor Academy Award for “Dallas Buyers Club.”

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  1. Cut to scene from Tron:
    Kevin Flynn: This isn’t happening, it only thinks it’s happening.
    Flynn Zander: I took over this arcade from my cousin, Kevin Flynn.
    Sailyn: I don’t want to go back!
    Gordon Encom: Your grandfather used to have long conversations with my friend, Walter Gibbs about the future of this company.
    Flynn Zander: The Meta program started making demands. There wasn’t even supposed to be any AI in the thing.
    Penny Gibbs: My grandfather gave his heart to this company, We worked together on the Penultimate AI program.
    Edward Norton Hess: That was then, this is now. We were talking about the future of you being at this company, not the belated Walter. Take retirement, you’ve run out of ideas. Oh, and Gordon, your daughter has been a little too close to Flynn Zander.
    Piccolo Durante: Message for Dumont.
    Dumont: What is the message, my subprogram?
    Piccolo: The users are finished with you. You are now obsolete code, now deres.
    Dumont: No program is ever truly obsolete.
    Penny Gibbs: My uncle was a detective with the Navy. Then he became a police detective. Then he got badly hurt.
    Chase Iwalyn:
    Guard: All Hail the mighty Master Control.

  2. John Brewer says:

    where can i submit a rough story idea for this, as it’s been gestating for quite a while now?
    it’s basically what i would call a “bridging” between the first two, and it’s subsequent two sequels.
    it might be a bit direct but i am interested.

  3. For the record, thousands will be be pissed off if it’s a reboot and not a continuation of Tron Legacy.

  4. Got the record, thousands will be be pissed off if it’s a reboot and not a continuation of Tron Legacy.

  5. Kevin Black says:

    Where in this article does the word ‘reboot’ come up?

    It specifically says, if I’ve missed something, that Tron 3 will be a sequel to Tron 2.

  6. Michael says:

    Oh come on, just continue to story with TRON 3. You can throw in Jared Leto as a new character apart of the story. Seriously why, reboot it??!! Didn’t anyone learn there lessons from rebooting Spiderman??!!

  7. bobbysue says:

    o dear
    another actor would be better please…

  8. sara says:

    She always direct with him… lol !

  9. Joe says:

    His assistant will direct too? Lol

  10. nobody important says:

    Kosinski better come back though.

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