Live from Hall H of Comic-Con 2010, the Tron Legacy panel is beginning with fan-favorite Patton Oswalt moderating!
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- Opening 10-min video showed effect of Tron on pop culture, from references and parodies in The Simpsons, South Park, Family Guy, Honda Commercials, Daft Punk music, etc.
- Joe Kosinski first to be introduced on stage, followed by producer Sean Bailey and the creator, Steve Lisberger.
- Next, stars of the film: Garrett Hedlund, Olivia Wilde, Michael Sheen (first appearance), Bruce Boxleitner and the dude, Jeff Bridges.
- No time wasted – quick video and intro despite this panel running a full hour and a half.
- Kosinksi emphases true 3D, pokes fun at post-conversion. He also talks about the fully illuminated suits which effect lighting on screen and in the environments for the shots.
- Jeff Bridges plays two characters, Flynn and his avatar within the movie where he looks 35 years old again. Bridges acts with himself in this movie – there’s promise to show this during the panel.
- Bridges eagerly awaits the final effect and final version – he’ll be seeing some of this footage for the first time as well.
- Hedlund talks about the light suits, repairs and coolness of the real costumes used during filming.
- Olivia Wilde talks about honor of playing a warrior such as Quorra, the new character she plays in Tron Legacy.
- Hedlund had to take martial arts training, Parkour training and more with the amazing 87eleven stunt team.
- Michael Sheen is hilarious on stage, talks about living in “false reality” now living in LA (lots of laughter) and about working with Jeff Bridges. He’s shocked at the marketing and fanfare here for Comic-Con.
- Bruce Boxleitner, the real “Tron” and star of the Babylon 5 is ecstatic about returning to Tron after 27 years. He’s the biggest fan there is and is no stranger to science fiction – he promises this movie will take us to a whole new level.
- Lisberger: The return of Tron after decades prove to him: “some things, good things take a real long time to happen.”
Now we move on to the first set of new footage to be presented for Tron Legacy, exclusive to Comic-Con that no one has seen. It runs 8 minutes.
- Footage showed Hedlund’s introduction to the “games.”
- We got a good look at young Jeff Bridges who looked incredible and the clips ended with a scene of Flynn’s Avatar (young Bridges) jump out of a vehicle and form a new air vehicle.
Kosinski explains that the crowd will actually be in the movie – our sound will be recorded. Instructions to be played on screen and we need to respond and technicians from Skywalker Sound will record to be used in movie if it works right.
- We recorded cheers, “De-Rez”, “Disc Wars”, etc. and a series of stomps where all 6000 attendees got on their feet.
After a few audience questions, they’re showing off the brand new Tron Legacy trailer for the first time. During the question period, Bridge really takes charge.
Here’s the new trailer for you to check out, courtesy of Yahoo:
Tron Legacy is directed by Joseph Kosinski and stars Jeff Bridges, Garrett Hedlund, Bruce Boxleitner, Michael Sheen, Olivia Wilde, James Frain and Yaya DaCosta.
Tron Legacy opens in regular, 3D, and IMAX 3D theaters on December 17th, 2010.