Joseph Kosinski helmed 2010’s “Tron: Legacy,” which was meant to revive the franchise for modern audiences years after the original 1982 sci-fi cult classic initially broke ground. The movie did fine, taking in $400 million worldwide against a reported $170 million budget, complete with a bangin’ soundtrack by Daft Punk. Unfortunately, that wasn’t enough to justify the sequel Kosinski had initially envisioned. He will just have to be content being the guy who directed “Top Gun: Maverick,” one of the highest-grossing movies of all time.
Jared Leto, meanwhile, is coming off starring in Sony’s Marvel Comics adaptation “Morbius,” which was a critical failure and box office disappointment. He also headlined the miniseries “WeCrashed” about the downfall of WeWork. Some of the actor’s other recent credits include “House of Gucci,” “The Little Things,” and “Blade Runner 2049.” On the Disney side of things, he’s also starring in this year’s remake of “Haunted Mansion” as Hat-Box Ghost. Presumably, that went well, given that he’s now taking over as the new face of another big Disney franchise.
“Tron: Ares” does not yet have a release date set.