Gillian Anderson Joins ‘TRON 3’ Cast as Production Begins

Shannen Ace

Gillian Anderson Joins ‘TRON 3’ Cast as Production Begins

Gillian Anderson has joined the cast of “TRON 3” or “TRON: Ares” in an undisclosed role, Deadline reports. Filming of the “TRON” threequel began last week.

Gillian Anderson Cast in “TRON 3”

Gillian Anderson
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Gillian Anderson, represented by UTA and Independent Talent Group, is known for portraying Dana Scully in “The X-Files,” as well as roles in “The House of Mirth,” “The Fall,” “Sex Education,” and “The Crown.”

“TRON 3” is directed by Joachim Rønning, who previously directed Disney’s “Maleficent: Mistress of Evil” and co-directed “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales” with Espen Sandberg.

Jared Leto
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The film stars Jared Leto as Ares, “a sentient program that crosses over into the human world that is not ready for contact.” (via THR) Leto has been attached to “TRON 3” since 2017.

The film’s script is by Jesse Wigutow and Jack Thorne. Russell Allen executive produces while Leto, Emma Ludbrook, Jeffrey Silver, and Justin Springer produce.

Evan Peters
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The “TRON 3” cast also includes Evan Peters (“X-Men” films, “American Horror Story”), Cameron Monaghan (“Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order” and “Jedi: Survivor,” “Gotham”), Jodie Turner-Smith (starring in the upcoming “Star Wars: The Acolyte” series), Greta Lee (“Russian Doll,” “Past Lives,” “Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse”), and Sarah Desjardins (“Riverdale,” “Yellowjackets,” “The Night Agent”).

“TRON,” directed by Steven Lisberger and starring Jeff Bridges, was released in 1982 and became a cult classic. Bridges portrays Kevin Flynn, a video game designer who is transported into the world of computers. Bridges returned for “TRON: Legacy,” in which Garrett Hedlund plays his son, Sam. The sequel was directed by Joseph Kosinski. Both films, as well as the 2012 “TRON: Uprising” animated series starring Elijah Wood, are available to stream on Disney+.

The first Disney Parks attraction inspired by the “TRON” franchise, TRON Lightcycle Power Run, opened with Shanghai Disneyland in June 2016. A copy dubbed TRON Lightcycle / Run opened at Magic Kingdom in Florida in February 2023.

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