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Disney confirms the casting of Jeff Bridges’ TRON: ARES in a new set photo

Jeff Bridges recently revealed that he will reprise his role as Kevin Flynn in the upcoming film Tron: Ares. Today Disney officially confirmed the news with a new behind-the-scenes photo.

The photo shows Bridges reading the script with a light suit helmet sitting in the background.

THE Tron the franchise launched with Bridges’ character, Kevin Flynn, a video game designer who ended up trapped in the digital world of “The Grid.”

He returned for Disney’s 2010 sequel Tron: Legacywho followed Kevin’s son Sam (Garrett Hedlund), who ventured into The Grid to find his father. There he found a growing war between Flynn’s AI Clu and the ISOs, natural computer algorithms capable of solving the world’s problems.

Flynn was apparently killed trying to stop Clu, and Sam returned to the real world with a real-life version of Quorra (Olivia Wilde), the last surviving ISO whom Flynn trained as his apprentice.

The film follows a highly sophisticated program, Ares, “which is sent from the digital world to the real world on a dangerous mission, marking humanity’s first encounter with AI beings.”

The sequel is directed by Joachim Rønning (Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, Maleficent: Mistress of Evil, Kon Tiki), and the cast is led by Jared Leto.

The film is also the protagonist Cameron Monaghan (Star Wars Jedi), Evan Peters (WandaVision), Greta Lee, Jodie Turner-Smith (Without remorse), Greta Lee, Hasan Minhaj, Arturo CastroAND Gillian Anderson.

Jesse Wigutow AND Jack Thorne wrote the screenplay. The film arrives in theaters on October 10, 2025.

by Joey Paur
Source: Geek Tyrant

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