On Thursday during the Disney 3D panel at the San Diego Comic-Con, moderator Patton Oswalt conducted a q&a session after revealing the official title of the highly-anticipated sequel to the 1982 sci-fi action film starring Jeff Bridges: Tron: Legacy. The film, which debuted via a surprise teaser trailer during last year's Comic-Con, has since moved forward into production, and Oswalt interviewed a panel of cast and crew members about its progress. Among the highlights of the panel:
- The film's title positions the film to be a follow-up without being "just" a sequel. It seems like the film will provide longtime fans with a familiar lexicon of Tron imagery while introducing updated characters, vehicles and locations to new audiences.
- Original music played over the image that revealed the film's title, presumably by composing team Daft Punk, which combined their trademark futuristic sounds with classic audio cues from 1980s video games. Steven Lisberger, the writer-director who created the original Tron 27 years ago, said that the film offered a personal rejuvenation of his creativity, in addition to just resuscitating the characters and universe for audiences. "We got to get to this frontier first and we got to dream big," he said in reference to the '82 film. "[But now,] we just scanned Jeff Bridges for real and put him on the game grid."
- Disney screened two clips, including a 3D version of the teaser that was created especially for Comic-Con last year (which looked terrific). The second clip was a scene in which Sam Flynn (Garrett Hedlund) revisited his father's arcade, which looks identical to the set in the first film, albeit slightly older and more dust-covered. The best moment comes when Sam tries to play the original Tron video game, which looks just like it did 27 years ago, complete with primitive graphics.
- The following image is concept art of Flynn's Generation 2 Light Cycle, which is the so-called "fastest light cycle on the grid."
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