Evan Peters Joins ‘TRON 3’ Cast

Evan Peters has joined the cast of “TRON: Ares,” a.k.a. “TRON 3,” according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Evan Peters & ‘TRON 3’

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Peters is known for his roles in “American Horror Story,” “Dahmer – Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story,” and as Quicksilver (Pietro Maximoff) in the “X-Men” franchise. He also appeared in Disney’s “WandaVision” in a reference to his Quicksilver role.

The first “TRON” film was released in 1982, followed by “TRON: Legacy” in 2010. News first circulated in 2017 that Jared Leto would star in a “TRON” reboot. It has since been described as a sequel instead of a reboot, with development moving forward in 2020.

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“TRON: Ares” will reportedly be set more in the real world than the previous two and will “focus on the emergence of a sentient program that crosses over into the human world that is not ready for contact.” Leto — who will also appear in Disney’s upcoming “Haunted Mansion” film — will play the sentient program, a.k.a. Ares.

THR states the script calls for a soldier in the computer world and an awkward gamer in the human world, both potential roles for Peters.

“TRON: Ares” is written by Jesse Wigutow and Jack Thorne.  Joachim Rønning will direct. Rønning previously directed Disney’s “Maleficent: Mistress of Evil” and co-directed “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales” with Espen Sandberg.

Russell Allen is executive producing. Leto, Emma Ludbrook, Jeffrey Silver, and Justin Springer are producing.

TRON Lightcycle / Run

TRON Lightcycle Run is a high-speed roller coaster experience in the Tomorrowland area of Magic Kingdom with sudden acceleration, sharp turns, drops, and a style of seating and restraints reminiscent of a motorcycle or bicycle. It is a replica of the original version that debuted at Shanghai Disneyland as an opening day attraction in 2016.

The queue, canopy area, and attraction itself all take inspiration from the 1982 film “TRON” and its 2010 sequel, “TRON Legacy.” The original played a pivotal role in the history and development of computer animation in movies. We have a full guide to TRON and its associated new offerings right here.

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Virtual Queue is free and dispensed twice each day — once at 7 a.m. (which you can book remotely with a valid park reservation through the My Disney Experience app) and again at 1 p.m. (all guests must be physically in the park at this time). Guests are placed in boarding groups, and updated throughout the day on which groups are being called.

We recently learned that TRON Lightcycle Run will utilize virtual queue during Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party and Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party this year. Read the details.

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