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RUMOR: Jodie Turner-Smith Cast As Female Lead In Disney’s ‘Tron: Ares’

It’s been a nearly two months since we’ve heard anything about the highly-anticipated third installment in Disney’s Tron franchise. While production is slated to start later this year, we’ve come across an exciting new rumor that hints that production might be even further along than we know.

According to industry insider Daniel RPK, Jodie Turner-Smith has been cast as the female lead of the film. He revealed the news via his Patreon account early Friday.

That’s not all. RPK says that her character will apparently be named Athena. With the film believed to be titled Tron: Ares, we’re inclined to believe that Greek mythology will play a significant role in the story.

Turner-Smith is no newcomer but, with an appearance in Lucasfilm’s The Acolyte also in the pipeline, she appears poised for stardom.

She joins the previously announced Jared Leto and Cillian Murphy.

Now, because this has not been confirmed by Disney or any other major trade, as always we urge you to take it with a grain of salt. Due to RPK’s track record, however, we are inclined to believe that it is most likely true.

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Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales and Maleficent: Mistress of Evil director Joachim Rønning is attached to direct Tron: Ares, which is expected to begin filming in July and will shoot through October in Vancouver.

The script is written by Jesse Wigutow and is considered the sequel to Tron: Legacy, directed by Top Gun: Maverick director Joseph Kosinski. However, it is unclear if Jeff Bridges, Garett Hedlund, and/or Olivia Wilde, or any other characters from Tron: Legacy will return or appear in any capacity for Tron: Ares.

While it is unclear if Jeff Bridges, Garett Hedlund, and/or Olivia Wilde, or any other characters from Tron Legacy will return for the newest Tron film, we do know that Academy Award winner Jared Leto is still attached to star.


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