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Evan Peters Joins Jared Leto in ‘Tron: Ares’

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Tron: Ares

Evan Peters, known for his portrayal of dark characters in Ryan Murphy’s American Horror Story and Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story, is set to venture into a new realm as he joins Oscar winner Jared Leto in the upcoming film Tron: Ares. Peters, who expressed a desire to move away from such roles, will now be part of an action-adventure flick. While his character remains undisclosed, it is unlikely that he will play a role as sinister as those he is accustomed to.

Peters’ addition to the cast is highly anticipated, especially after his Emmy Award-winning performance alongside Kate Winslet in HBO’s Mare of Easttown, where he delivered a compelling depiction of serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer, earning him a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor. With the inclusion of Peters, known for his roles in X-Men and WandaVision, it is evident that Disney is assembling a stellar lineup for their latest foray into the Tron universe.


After a prolonged period of uncertainty, fans eagerly await the unveiling of the new and visually captivating narrative in Tron: Ares. The previous installment, Tron: Legacy, was released over a decade ago, and plans for a third film had remained in limbo for years. While specific plot details are yet to be disclosed, viewers can anticipate another thrilling technological adventure within the grid, with the possibility of Olivia Wilde and Garrett Hedlund reprising their roles from the 2010 film helmed by Joseph Kosinski (Top Gun: Maverick). Although the fate of Jeff Bridges’s Kevin Flynn seemed sealed in the digital world at the conclusion of the sequel, there remains a chance that he may return to action in the upcoming installment.

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Who’s Behind Tron: Ares?

The path to the production of the third Tron film has been long and winding, with several directors, including Joseph Kosinski and Garth Davis (director of Lion), previously attached to the project. Finally, filming is slated to commence in August, with Joachim Rønning (director of Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales and Maleficent: Mistress of Evil) taking the helm, while Jesse Wigutow (It Runs in the Family) assumes the role of the film’s writer.

Currently, no release date has been announced for Tron: Ares, but stay tuned to FilmSweep for further updates.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Tron: Ares

Who is joining Jared Leto in the movie ‘Tron: Ares’?

Evan Peters, known for his roles in American Horror Story and Mare of Easttown, will be joining Jared Leto in ‘Tron: Ares’.

What kind of role is Evan Peters expected to play in the movie?

The specific role that Evan Peters will portray in ‘Tron: Ares’ has not been disclosed yet. However, it is unlikely to be as sinister as the characters he has previously portrayed.

Has Evan Peters received any awards for his recent work?

Yes, Evan Peters received an Emmy Award for his performance in Mare of Easttown, where he depicted serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer. He also won a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor for the same role.

Will Olivia Wilde and Garrett Hedlund reprise their roles in ‘Tron: Ares’?

There is a possibility that Olivia Wilde and Garrett Hedlund may reprise their roles from the previous Tron film, ‘Tron: Legacy’, but no official confirmation has been made yet.

Who will be directing ‘Tron: Ares’?

Joachim Rønning, the director of Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales and Maleficent: Mistress of Evil, will be directing ‘Tron: Ares’.

When will ‘Tron: Ares’ be released?

As of now, no release date has been announced for ‘Tron: Ares’. Stay updated with FilmSweep for future information on the film’s release.

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DisneyFanatic June 28, 2023 - 7:00 pm

disney is killing it with their franchises! tron ares is gonna be epic. excited to see the vibrant colors and futuristic adventure. countdown to the release begins now!

MovieLover123 June 28, 2023 - 11:04 pm

omg evan peters in tron? disney knows how to make my dreams come true. hope he gets a juicy role. fingers crossed for olivia wilde and garrett hedlund too!

TronFan92 June 29, 2023 - 12:21 am

evan peters joining tron ares with jared leto is super exciting! love his dark roles, but he deserves a change. cant wait to see them in action!

SciFiGeek87 June 29, 2023 - 1:04 pm

finally, some news about tron ares! been waiting forever for a new installment. hoping they bring back jeff bridges too. the grid is calling!

AwardWatcher June 29, 2023 - 3:11 pm

evan peters winning emmy and golden globe for mare of easttown was well-deserved. can’t wait to see his talent shine in tron ares. joachim rønning directing sounds promising too!


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