Gillian Anderson Joins the ‘Tron: Ares’ Game Universe


Are you ready to plug into some exciting news from the world of sci-fi cinema? Disney’s digital odyssey continues with the third installment in the “Tron” series, and guess who’s joining the virtual adventure? None other than the talented Gillian Anderson! The news was recently confirmed by Deadline, though they kept the details of her character under wraps, as Disney is still keeping their cards close to their chest.

The upcoming film, titled “Tron: Ares,” remains shrouded in mystery with no plot revelations just yet. However, we know that Hollywood star Jared Leto will embody the newfound character Ares, who seems to blur the line between the virtual gamescape and the real world of planet Earth. As for the release date, that’s still on the down-low.

Adding to the excitement, the film will be piloted by director Joachim Rønning, known for his work on “Kon-Tiki,” “Pirates of the Caribbean: Salazar’s Revenge,” and “Maleficent: Mistress of Evil.” He will be working with a stellar cast that includes Jodie Turner-Smith, Greta Lee, Evan Peters, Cameron Monaghan, and Sarah Desjardins. And what’s a movie without a great screenplay? Jesse Wigutow and Jack Thorne are flexing their writing muscles on the script. Meanwhile, a producing team formed by Emma Ludbrook, Jeffrey Springer, and star Jared Leto ensures the movie’s production is in capable hands, with Russell Allen as the executive producer.

Oh! And if you’re wondering about that captivating image above, it’s Gillian Anderson in her award-winning portrayal of Margaret Thatcher in the hit Netflix series “The Crown,” just to give you a taste of her incredible acting range.

From her iconic role as Agent Dana Scully in “The X-Files” to more recent appearances in both “The Crown” and “Sex Education” on Netflix, Gillian Anderson has a talent that spans the breadth of television and film. She’s no stranger to garnering acclaim, having collected Emmy and Golden Globe awards for her gripping performances. And while Disney is working on a reboot of “The X-Files” sans Scully and Mulder, it’s a relief for fans to see Anderson’s continued presence in compelling roles.

Now, let’s rewind to where “Tron” all began – it was the early 80s when the original film had its audience in awe with its groundbreaking special effects. Jeff Bridges played Kevin Flynn, a computer whiz who finds himself digitized and battling inside a computer-dominated by a rogue software entity. In 2010, the digital frontier expanded with “Tron: Legacy,” adding to the canon of this visually-stunning series.

While we wait for “Tron: Ares” to light up our screens, we can speculate and dream about what this new chapter will bring. With Gillian Anderson’s addition to the franchise, whatever direction the film takes is bound to be an exciting ride through cyberspace. Stay tuned, users, the next level of “Tron” promises to be a thrilling leap into a new realm.

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