Back in March it was reported that Disney was interested in revisiting the world of Tron, but not in the form of Tron 3. Instead they would look at rebooting the futuristic franchise with Jared Leto as the front runner to star.
In an interview with Rotten Tomatoes, the Leto talked about his love of Tron in his childhood.
“For me, when I was a kid, it was Blade Runner, it was Tron, it was The Shining,” Leto told Rotten Tomatoes. “It was these kind of elevated genre movies really blew my mind, as well as films like Clockwork Orange and Scorsese [movies] and the early work of Brian De Palma. But Tron is another one that I feel like is a world that we’re not done with yet. There’s so much more to explore and to see there. I would absolutely love to expand upon the world of Tron and see what we could do to bring that to life.”
Leto has already crossed off one of his favorite series off his list recently, with a supporting role in the critically acclaimed sequel Bladerunner 2049. A leading role in the third installment in the futuristic Disney film would make two childhood dreams come true for the actor, but would it be successful?
While the original 1982 version of the film, starring Jeff Bridges, was met with critical acclaim, it’s 2010 sequel was met with mixed reviews. Despite bringing back Bridges, Tron: Legacy faltered, with many stating the film and its characters lacked emotion and substance. However the film was financially profitable for Disney.
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