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TRON: ARES Director Joachim Rønning & Family Say Goodbye to Vancouver

In Vancouver’s Bentall 5 tower as ENCOM HQ

Tron: Ares director Joachim Rønning, his wife Amanda Hearst and their son Hawk said goodbye to Vancouver on the weekend, after being based in the city for a year.

Here’s their view of a sunset in English Bay with Netflix’s Ripley playing on the screen.

And Hawk’s Good Vibes Producer pass. Velcro is the working title for Tron: Ares.

That’s a wrap on TRON:ARES 🥏 Thanks to an incredible and tireless crew, I really believe we pushed the filmmaking limits on this movie. Even through six weeks of night shoots you never slowed down. Also, a big thank you to our wonderful cast for leaving everything on screen. I can’t wait to show the world what we’ve done 🥏🥏

Production on the third film in Disney’s Tron franchise started mid-January on The Grid in studio.

Jared Leto stars as an emerging sentient program Ares, who is sent from the digital world into the real world on a dangerous mission, marking humankind’s first encounter with A.I. 

Ares entered the real world in early March and was spotted at the Bentall 5 tower as ENCOM.

Related: Tron: Ares – Jared Leto in Ares Suit at Vancouver’s Bentall 5 as ENCOM

That was followed by the staging of Paranoia-Con at BC Place, to celebrate the latest iteration of ENCOM’s Space Paranoids game..

Related: Tron: Ares – ENCOM’s Paranoia-Con at Vancouver’s BC Place

And six weeks of night shoots that turned downtown Vancouver into a real city version of The Grid with Light Cycles racing through the streets (and over the Cambie Bridge) and disc battles between digital characters like Jared Leto’s Ares and Jodie Turner Smith’s Athena.

Related: TikTok Video Captures Jared Leto Back Filming Tron: Ares in Vancouver

@leahpeventdesigner it's ok Jared Leto #vancouver #ted2024 #vancouverbc #vancouverfilm #tron #filminglocation #filming #movie #movies #moviescene ♬ The Son of Flynn – PierGen

There was also something going on at the Port of Vancouver around a building dressed as DUMONT.

Mark Teasdale/@MarksGonePublic image.

And to cap off the almost four month shoot — the surprise return of Jeff Bridges’s Flynn to The Grid.

Related: Tron’’s Jeff Bridges in Vancouver as Flynn for Tron: Ares

Tron: Ares.

Tron: Ares (a movie . . . about AI and what it means, and takes, to be human) — director Joachim Rønning..

Vancouver filming dates: January 15 2024 – May 02 2024

Working titles: Velcro / Lumen / Mocne (ENCOM spelled backwards).

Writer: Jesse Wigatow

Director: Joachim Rønning (Maleficent: Mistress of Evil).

Cast Jared Leto, Jodie Turner-Smith, Greta Lee, Evan Peters, Gillian Anderson, Cameron Monaghan, Hasan Minhaj, Arturo Castro, Sarah Desjardins and Jeff Bridges.

Jared Leto as Ares, Evan Peters as  Edward Dillinger Jr., Greta Lee as a programmer close to Ares, Jodie Turner-Smith as Athena.

Producers: Walt Disney Studios.

Release date: October 10th, 2025.

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