Cameron Monaghan will report to the game grid as he has closed to deal to appear in Tron: Ares alongside Jared Leto.
Deadline reports that Cameron Monaghan will be entering the game grid as the actor has closed to deal to join the cast of Tron: Ares.
The upcoming Tron sequel is set to star Jared Leto as a sentient program that travels from the digital world to the human world. It’s not known who Cameron Monaghan will play in Tron: Ares, but he joins a cast which also includes Evan Peters (Dahmer – Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story), Greta Lee (Past Lives), and Jodie Turner-Smith (Queen & Slim).
Cameron Monaghan is best known for playing Liam Gallagher on Shameless as well as Jerome and Jeremiah Valeska on Gotham. He also provided the voice, likeness, and motion capture for Cal Kestis in the Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order video game and its recent sequel Star Wars Jedi: Survivor.
Joachim Rønning (Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales) is set to direct Tron: Ares from a script by Jesse Wigutow and Jack Thorne. Production on the project is said to eyeing an August start, but of course that all depends on the status of the WGA strike and the impending SAG-AFTRA strike.
The road to another Tron movie has been a long one. Even before the release of Tron: Legacy, a third film was in the early stages of development. Disney greenlit the project with Tron: Legacy director Joseph Kosinski set to direct and Garret Hedlund and Olivia Wilde returning, but in 2015, they pulled the plug. Kosinski later suggested that Disney scrapped the sequel because of their new toys — Marvel and Star Wars. “When I made Tron: Legacy, they didn’t own Marvel; they didn’t own Star Wars,” Kosinski said. “We were the play for fantasy and science fiction. And once you’ve got those other things under your umbrella, it makes sense that you’re going to put your money into a known property and not the weird art student with black fingernails in the corner — that was Tron.“