Jared Leto Is Getting Seriously Ripped For His Tron Role

Fans of the Tron franchise have wanted a third movie basically since the moment the second movie ended, but while Tron has always been something of a cult classic with many people, the title has never had the sort of broad appeal that has made new movies easy to green light. Still, a third Tron has been a topic of discussion for years, and more recently that talk has heated up as it's been confirmed that Jared Leto is set to star in the film, with Garth Davis reportedly on board to direct. And now it looks like a third Tron movie is even closer than we thought.

While all signs were pointing to Tron 3, or whatever it ends up being called, coming sooner rather than later, Jared Leto has essentially confirmed that production may only be a few months away, as a post to Instagram from the actor states he's beginning a new workout right now in order to get in shape for the film.

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Certainly, getting into whatever physical shape is expected of Jared Leto will take some time, though if he's truly just "starting" his workout, and he looks like this right now, he's starting from a pretty solid position. This means that production probably isn't starting next month. At the same time, there's be no reason to start his Tron workout if filming wasn't expected to begin for a year, so it looks like the new Tron movie is closer than most were expecting.

Of course, while a new Tron movie is on the way, that doesn't mean we know a great deal about what it actually is. Even calling the movie Tron 3, or Tron: Ascension as the planned follow up to Tron: Legacy was going to be called once upon a time, is not a guarantee because it's unclear if the movie we're getting is actually a direct follow up to Legacy. When Jared Leto's name was first rumored for a Tron film the plan was reported to be more spinoff than sequel. At this point, we just don't know.

Certainly, if Jared Leto is playing the lead in the new film then the movie won't be focusing on either Garret Hedlund's Sam Flynn or Olivia Wilde's Quorra, though it doesn't mean they won't be part of the new movie. Although, no casting confirmation has been made, and we might expect to have that if the movie really is moving forward at the speed it appears to be.

Whatever the movie ends up being, Tron fans are certainly going to be excited to see that the film, after years of hoping, now looks to really be moving forward. And it didn't even take the multiple decades of waiting that it did to get Tron: Legacy.

Dirk Libbey
Content Producer/Theme Park Beat

CinemaBlend’s resident theme park junkie and amateur Disney historian, Dirk began writing for CinemaBlend as a freelancer in 2015 before joining the site full-time in 2018. He has previously held positions as a Staff Writer and Games Editor, but has more recently transformed his true passion into his job as the head of the site's Theme Park section. He has previously done freelance work for various gaming and technology sites. Prior to starting his second career as a writer he worked for 12 years in sales for various companies within the consumer electronics industry. He has a degree in political science from the University of California, Davis.  Is an armchair Imagineer, Epcot Stan, Future Club 33 Member.