Concerned TRON: Legacy fans, fear no more - Walt Disney Pictures has released even more promotional material as the company continues to (hopefully) heighten anticipation for the 3D tentpole pic.
Three new TRON: Legacy featurettes are now available for viewing, so if you crave insider knowledge about the villain, plot, and general atmosphere of the sequel (which is structured as a standalone film), then they're worth a look.
Clu 2.0 (a.k.a. CGI young Jeff Bridges) has been featured prominently throughout Disney's TRON: Legacy marketing blitz and the character now even has his own featurette. Once you get past the obvious issues afflicting the de-aged Kevin Flynn (namely, that he looks a bit fake and his growly vocals have inexplicably not changed over the course of two decades), the fact that the film's conflict literally boils down to "man vs. self" is actually kind of clever and adds some personal drama to all the snazzy 3D visuals and action.
It helps that the plot of TRON: Legacy centers around the reunion between Sam Flynn (Garrett Hedlund) and his father, Kevin. The relationship between the two will hopefully be developed enough to keep moviegoers' interests when lightcycles and flashy F/X aren't decorating the screen - which admittedly might only amount to 10% of the film's running time, but still, substance is always a good thing.
Watch the Clu 2.0 and "story" featurettes for TRON: Legacy below:
This next behind-the-scenes look at TRON: Legacy doesn't contain anything but miniscule bits of not-yet-glimpsed footage or new information released about the project - if that even. It's probably for the best that Disney puts a cap on releasing much more material from the movie before it inadvertently makes the entire thing available online in some form.
Check out the most recent TRON: Legacy featurette below:
Not much else to say right now - TRON: Legacy looks to be visually spectacular and will undoubtedly benefit from being viewed on the big screen in 3D and/or IMAX 3D and/or even plain "old-fashioned" 2D, for that matter. Can December 17th just hurry up and get here already?