‘American Horror Story Actor’ Joins Disney

Clip from Tron: Legacy
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Walt Disney Studios has announced a new Tron movie. The third film in the series, the sequel will be titled Tron: Ares (2025).

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A Tron Revival?

The upcoming movie attempts to revive the Tron franchise over ten years after the last film, Tron: Legacy (2010). Although neither of the first two Tron films are considered box office successes, Disney hopes to change that with the third. Perhaps they believe that the popularity of the new coaster at Walt Disney World will lead to curiosity among Disney Park fans.

TRON: Lightcycle / Run

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Evan Peters

Jared Leto is starring in the film, but he will be joined by the horror actor Evan Peters. Famous for playing monsters on television, Peters has been lauded for his portrayal of Jeffrey Dahmer in Netflix’s Dahmer – Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story (2022). In addition to that, Peters has starred in various seasons of American Horror Story (2011-present). Throughout the show’s run, Peters has played a school shooter, serial killer, cult leader, a re-animated corpse, and other horror-inspired characters. Although it remains unlikely Disney would utilize Evan Peters in the sinister light he has played in the past, it is still an odd casting choice.

Evan Peters has a gift for portraying disturbing, creepy, and unsettling characters, usually not the type of personas you expect to see in a Disney film. Although they have had their fair share of scary villains throughout the years, many are often lightened with a sense of humor like Hades in Hercules (1997) or given a few playful moments like Gaston or Mother Gothel. Many Disney villains even have their unique fan base – including some who wish Disney to build an entire theme Park dedicated to them.

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Either way, little is known about the character Evan Peters will portray in the film. But regardless of whether he plays a hero or villain, Peters has proven himself a phenomenal actor, earning himself multiple awards, including a Golden Globe.

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Movie Details

Shooting for Tron: Ares (2025) will begin in August of this year in Vancouver. The film will be produced by Emma Ludbrook, Jeffrey Springer, and Leto, and directed by Joachim Ronning, who helmed Maleficent: Mistress of Evil (2019) and co-directed Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (2017).

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About Steven Wilk

Steven has a complicated relationship with Disney. As a child, he visited Walt Disney World every few years with his family. But he never understood why kids his age (and older) were so scared of Snow White or Alien Encounter. He is a former participant of the Disney College Program (left early…long story), and he also previously worked in Children’s publishing, where he adapted multiple Disney movies and TV shows. He has many controversial opinions about Disney…like having a positive view of Michael Eisner, believing Return of the Jedi is superior to The Empire Strikes Back, and that Toy Story Land and Galaxy’s Edge should have never been built (at least not at Hollywood Studios). Every year for the past two decades, Steven has visited either Walt Disney World, Disneyland, Aulani or went on a Disney Cruise. He’s happy to share any and all knowledge of the Disney destinations (and he likes using parenthesis a lot…as well as ellipses…)