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New ‘Tron: Ares’ Photo Released by Disney Shows First Look at Title Character

Tron: Ares

Disney has released the first still from “Tron: Ares,” the latest film in the “Tron” franchise, and it raises a few questions.

The Details

“Tron: Ares” recently went into production in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, and this is the first time we’ve seen the program Ares, but it does raise some questions.

First of all, the disc on the back of the suit is a triangle, not the normal circle. What is the reason for this?

Second, red probably means Ares is loyal to the Master Control Program from the first film. It’s worth noting the the villains in the second film, “Tron: Legacy,” were also red/orange.

Third, if one zooms in on the disc area, it appears there is writing at the top that seems to say Dillinger Systems. That would tie it into the first film, where Edward Dillinger, played by David Warner, is the head of ENCOM, and the person behind the Master Control Program.

Tron: Ares

Also in “Tron: Legacy,” Cillian Murphy makes an uncredited appearance as Edward Dillinger, Jr., the head of ENCOM’s software design team and the son of former ENCOM Senior Executive Ed Dillinger. Murphy isn’t listed as part of “Ares” cast, but that doesn’t mean another Dillinger won’t be making trouble, especially with their logo on Ares’ disc.

The Image

The film’s star, Jared Leto posted the photo to his Instagram, but if you swipe right, there’s also a video that digitizes the photo reveal.

The Film

“Tron: Ares” follows a highly sophisticated Program, Ares, who is sent from the digital world into the real world on a dangerous mission, marking humankind’s first encounter with A.I. beings

Jared Leto will be starring in the new film along with Greta Lee, Evan Peters, Hasan Minhaj, Jodie Turner-Smith, Arturo Castro, Cameron Monaghan, and Gillian Anderson. Other than Leto as Ares, no details on the other characters has been released.

Joachim Rønning (“Maleficent: Mistress of Evil”) is attached to direct, from a script by Jesse Wigutow and Jack Thorne, based on a story by original Tron director Steven Lisberger and Bonnie MacBird.

The film is scheduled for a 2025 release, with Sean Bailey, the former President of Walt Disney Motion Picture Studios, as one of the producers.