A repeat tipster over at Aintitcool dropped this little nugget recently regarding the next highly anticipated Disney debut: Tron 2:
TRON” will be in
3-D, slated for Spring 2011 and also coming in 2011;
CARS 2, National Treasure 3 and Pirates 4, no plot on
any of those yet.
It turns out, WONKA’s rumor was confirmed by Disney – at least partially.
According to Firstshowing.com, during Disney’s one-hour panel at Comi-Con this past Thursday, they announced that they had some “special footage” to show to the audience.
Minutes later, after dimmed lights and much fanfare:
…a loud rumble began to blast through the Hall H speakers. From the moment the footage was presented to the audience, the cheering was very loud. Finally, for the first time, Disney had presented new and exciting footage for Tron 2 after it was announced back in September. The visuals were stunning and it looks as if it will be an exciting addition to Disney’s line-up. From a light cycle duel to Jeff Bridges appearance, Tron 2 seams as if it were poised to make a grand debut.
The trailer opens with a man running from an approaching light cycle. As he continues to run, he makes a Matrix-style leap into the air. When he reaches the peak of his jump, he leans forward, and a light cycle forms around him. A chase ensues through a multi-level Tron playing field, leading to a narrow run through a cavern. One bike makes it through and one releases these wing-like flaps that raise it up over the top of the cavern. As the first cycle exits the cavern, the second lands directly to his right, gains speed, and cuts off the first cycle. As the second cycle cuts off the first, his light trail turns into a wall like in the games and the first one hits it, flying into the air, destroying his cycle in the process.
The next cut is to Jeff Bridges’ character (an older version of Kevin Flynn from the original) who is overlooking the playing field. Cut back to the two players in the battlefield - the one that has crashed slowly back-crawling away from the other player walking towards him. The crashed player yells out something along the lines of “you win man, it’s only a game!” Player two pulls up his visor, revealing that it is indeed Jeff Bridges himself and that Flynn is controlling one of the players in the game. His response to the helpless player is some sadistic line such as “so what” or “not anymore.” It was truly badass and it was the perfect ending to what seems to be a great sequel that is definitely now very highly anticipated in my own mind! the players in the game. His response to the helpless player is some sadistic line such as “so what” or “not anymore.” It was truly badass and it was the perfect ending to what seems to be a great sequel that is definitely now very highly anticipated in my own mind!
Whether or not Tron will be in 3D, it most assuredly promises to be a huge blockbuster carrying over from the 1982 original – a 26 year carry over, which should be a record in an of itself - which grossed roughly $33,000,000 in the US alone.
It’s fun, it’s safe, it feels oddly innocent and welcome in a techie kind of way: Disney: I’m in.