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‘This is horrendous’: Fans Outraged After Disney Casts Morbius Star Jared Leto as Lead in ‘Tron Ares’

Fans Outraged After Disney Casts Morbius Star Jared Leto as Lead in ‘Tron Ares’

The Tron franchise is a pretty old franchise with a huge fan base. The announcement of Tron 3 has made fans light up with excitement. But fans are very much disappointed over the news that Jared Leto will be starring in the movie.

Many fans of the Tron franchise are against the idea of Jared Leto being in the third movie. There are rumors spread about Leto that whichever role he plays or whichever movie he stars in, is ruined.

Jared Leto
Jared Leto

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What Do The Fans Have Against Jared Leto?

In 2017, there was talk that Disney was bringing in Jared Leto for the Tron Legacy sequel. Though at that time nothing was confirmed as they were in search of a director, news has recently been updated that Tron 3 will star Leto as its main character. Many are biased from his role as Joker in Suicide Squad and of course, Sony’s Morbius, where his performance was not as good as people expected it to be, and are naming him to be an overrated actor.

Jared Leto’s Morbius received critical negative reviews and fans were utterly disappointed by his performance in the movie. It was rated as one of the worst MCU movies out there, only second to 2015’s Fantastic Four. Though it was rated C+, it was a bit better than Fantastic Four’s C-. Morbius was criticized before its release and even after, it did not get that many positive reviews and comments.

Jared Leto's Joker
Jared Leto’s Joker

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According to many film critics, Jared Leto’s Joker in Suicide Squad was his worst role as a villain. He was constantly being compared to Heath Ledger’s performance from The Dark Knight, and even named him “Ledger-lite”. Reviewers and DC fans also did not like his take on the character and how his performance was covered with on-set antics and media shoots. Moreover, Joker was meant to be an embodiment of terror, whereas his role was just costume and makeup.

Will Tron Ares Be Another Failure

The first Tron movie was released way back in 1982 and the sequel was released much later in 2010. The movie Tron at that time could only gather moderate success though it remained one of the favorites throughout the years. When they finally released Tron: Legacy in 2010, there were many expectations from the movie but it ultimately flopped. The movie had a production cost of $170 million, and it gathered about a total of over $400 million from the box office worldwide.

Jared Leto in Morbius
Jared Leto in Morbius

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In an attempt to make the movie different from Star Wars movies that boomed some years ago, the plot was really bland and had no punch in it. It portrayed a classical hero saving the day by completing some tasks that he was given. Though its visuals were top-notch for that period, the plot of the movie and the script for the actors really let the movie down.

Now it is also rumored that the third Tron movie would also flop due to the casting of Jared Leto as its main character due to his history of bad performance.

Tron: Ares is rumored to be released on December 19, 2025.

Source: Twitter

Written by Rajdeep Majumder

Rajdeep Majumder is a maniac for cold coffee besides being an avid CoD enthusiast and a student of Computer Science. On top of a budding investment in music and pop culture, Rajdeep now has an accumulated interest in the world of film and television. As an aspiring content writer, he can now boast of more than 200 published articles on Fandomwire under his byline. Looking ahead, he can envision himself backpacking across Europe within 5 years’ time.