This week has seen fans of the Tron franchise working through a lot of emotions. A report from The Disinider began to make the rounds online suggesting that a director search is underway at Disney for the upcomingTRON 3, and that Jared Leto remains in talks to star. To add a new wrinkle, the site reported that the Tron: Legacy cast could potentially return as well. This news was met with a lot of responses from Tron fans, but Disney themselves have not offered any updates on the property's future. That still remains true, but a new tweet from Leto himself has fans wondering.
Leto took to Twitter earlier this morning writing in tribute to the original film in the series, tweetin: "38 years ago this film was released - it’s sparked my imagination and changed my life. Happy anniversary to the one and only TRON!" Fans have taken this Tweet to be a clear message from Leto that he is involved in a third Tron movie and that it's definitely moving forward. We've collected some of the responses below which show that there is a clear audience for a new film.
Disney music executive Mitchell Leib previously confirmed that a script for TRON 3 exists and that the studio is hoping to have Daft Punk and director Joseph Krasinski return for the long-awaited sequel.
"We're looking at Tron 3," Leib said during an appearance on the Light the Fuse podcast. "And we've got a great script, I mean a really phenomenal script that we're very excited about. Whereas the timing wasn't right to have done it years ago, I think we feel like the timing is right now, and I feel like we've learned a lot of lessons from that last movie."
As you can see from the responses below, a lot of other people agree that now is the time for Tron 3 and they really want Jared Leto to star in it.
So is that a yes to joining TRON 3?? pic.twitter.com/oxrCTOqmLz— ilana △̶ 🖤 🏳️🌈 (@strangelandMars) July 10, 2020
...but it sure seems like it, right?prevnext
There's definitely writing in those lines
I can read between the lines, it's going to be amazing 😉😍 pic.twitter.com/aw3UFzMl9p— 𝐺𝑒𝑜𝑟𝑔𝑖𝑎𝑛𝑎 (@GeorgiaMirela) July 10, 2020
It really, really does
Smells like a TRON 3 tease. https://t.co/l4Rou3VbTv— Walt (@UberKryptonian) July 10, 2020
Ok... interesting. pic.twitter.com/BhtFNwC5BV— Beyond the Horizon (@verity95) July 10, 2020
We don't know that!
1) He will definitely doing Tron 3— DCU Movie Page #JusticeCon2020 (@dcumoviepage) July 10, 2020
2) HOLY SHIT!!!! TRON 3 IS HAPPENING!!!https://t.co/FRkIEd52y7
This will be us in the theater
Ahhhh amazing film!!! Btw if it's confirmed, I CAN'T WAIT TO SEE YOU IN TRON 3 🤩❤ pic.twitter.com/lgGTP9zQVm— Gabs (@MorbyLeto) July 10, 2020