Tron: Ares casts Cameron Monaghan in the mystery role

Gotham graduate and Star Wars Jedi: Survivor star Cameron Monaghan has joined the cast of Tron: Ares.

Gotham graduate and Star Wars Jedi: Survivor star Cameron Monaghan has joined the cast of Tron: Ares.

How broken meeting, Monaghan has signed a deal to appear in Disney’s upcoming third Tron movie. However, his role is currently being kept secret. Monaghan joins a cast that already includes lead actor Jared Leto, as well as Evan Peters, Jodie Turner-Smith and Greta Lee.

Monaghan is perhaps best known for his dual roles as proto-Joker Jerome and Jeremiah Valeska on Fox’s DC television series Gotham. He also portrayed the main protagonist Cal Kestis in the 2019 video game Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order and its recent sequel Jedi: Survivor. Monaghan’s other credits include Ian Gallagher on Shameless and the voice of DC’s Superboy on Reign of the Supermen.

Tron: Ares is in the works at Disney

Tron: Ares is planned to be the third feature film in Disney’s Tron series, following 1982’s Tron and 2010’s Tron: Legacy (both starring Jeff Bridges). Ares is directed by Joachim Rønning from a screenplay by Jesse Wigutow and Jack Thorne. Rønning previously worked with Disney on Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (2017) and Maleficent: Mistress of Evil (2019) (2019).

In addition to his starring role, the aforementioned Leto is also a producer on Tron: Ares. The long-running sci-fi film is expected to center on the titular Ares, a new character/computer program played by Leto. The storyline reportedly follows Ares on a journey from the digital world to the human world.

Tron: Ares does not currently have a release date. According to the deadline, production on the film is set to begin in August. However, this is assuming that a strike by the Screen Actors Guild (SAG-AFTRA) is avoided. The actors’ union is poised to go on strike at midnight tonight if a new deal isn’t reached with major Hollywood studios and streamers. This would, of course, be in addition to the ongoing Writers Guild of America (WGA) strike.