Comic-Con 2010: Tron Legacy Panel & Trailer

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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.

Screen Rant is reporting live from all of the Tron Legacy events at Comic-Con – or “ComiTRON” as Disney deems it – so stay tuned and follow us on Twitter @rob_keyes and @screenrant.

Tron Legacy opens in regular, 3D, and IMAX 3D theaters on December 17th, 2010.

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  1. so , cindy morgan isnt in this?? sad sad lol..but i do like micheal sheen., im excited about this.

  2. Awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. Despite this being, what? The THIRD year Tron has been highlighted here at Comic-Con, it sounds like people are still pretty excited/blown away by what they see.


    • youre exactly right vic:)

  4. This looks like it’s going to be hot!

  5. Holy cow – the young version of Bridges looks AMAZING!


    • Darn right!

  6. How can they make CLU a bad guy? CLU helped Flynn, then was de-rezzed. Bad guy should not be CLU.

  7. Wait… is the young jeff bridges a bad guy?

    • It’s not really a young Flynn. It’s his counterpart in the cyber world, CLU, a program Flynn wrote to help him find data hidden within the cyber world. CLU was “dogged and relentless”, and ‘died’ refusing to betray Flynn to the MCP. How can they make him bad????

  8. HaHaah new situations and new questions. The effort really shows on screen…

  9. Anyone checked Flynn lives? You can get in now. Have you tried???

  10. Wow, that was a pretty awesome trailer… Can’t wait…

  11. I love the game… and I hope this move will be great.

  12. I saw the trailer during Inception, and I know nothing about TRON but the movie looks so awesome. I want a pimpin black lit-up body suit.

  13. Check out the footage reel/music that was playing inside of the Tron-club deep inside Flynn’s arcade at Comic-Con. Really awesome how they synchronized all of the lights inside of the club to go along with the visuals.


  14. Man, the trailer looke. The new vehicles and weapons are sweet. Still, the light disc is one my favorite movie weapons of all time. I get a frisbee in my hand it is the first thing I think about. I like the first Tron movie back in the day. I hope it all works out(I am keeping my fingers crossed).

  15. looks cool! even if its only half as stupid and cheesy as the first one, I wont miss this.