After more than a decade of waiting for the third film in the movie franchise that is so loved and cherished, fans are expected to bathe in delight and excitement. Tron: Ares or Tron 3 is finally confirmed and moving on with a new director, but at what cost do Tronheads have to pay over this news when the actor that is set to lead the threequel is hugely controversial and unfavorable, such as Jared Leto?
Following a video game designer who gets trapped in his project, the film series began with Tron, the groundbreaking 1982 movie, and then received a fairly second-rate sequel in 2010 with Tron: Legacy. The sequel came with a $175 million budget and did moderately well in its theatrical run, cracking $399.8 million at the global box office, yet there are areas to improve financially. In need of a fresh start, Tron 3 is consistently campaigned not just by fans but by Leto himself, which is obviously the reason he got to play the part.
Leto is by far the worst mainstream actor on the market, and he is living proof of how Hollywood tolerates predators and problematic stars. Tron fans are outraged, feeling betrayed by Disney for even considering bringing Leto into the franchise they have been waiting for for years; as if flopping hard as The Joker in Suicide Squad, the bizarre 'reacharound' scene in Zack Snyder’s Justice League, and leading Morbius into meme hell in 2022 were not enough to fully kick him out of acting.
It was previously reported that Leto sent bullets, rats, and condoms to his co-stars on the set of Suicide Squad. He has also been accused of serious sexual misconduct with minors, and has been repeatedly chastised for it by former Marvel CEO and now co-CEO of DC Studios James Gunn. Now that Disney owns Star Wars, Marvel, and just about every other big-budget franchise on the planet, having this sick actor attached to one project that has the potential to influence people, even kids, can be quite dangerous.
With Joachim Rønning (Maleficent: Mistress of Evil and Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales) to direct and Leto for lead, fans are waiting to see if past stars such as Jeff Bridges, Garrett Hedlund, or Olivia Wilde are returning to join the circus of madness.
Filming for TRON: Ares set to begin in August.
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