Rinse Out Your Day Glo Unitards — It's Time For Tron 2

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New footage of Tron 2, now known as Tr2n, was shown to spice up the end of The Race To Witch Mountain panel at San Diego Comic Con. And one of the intrepid light cycle riders was Jeff Bridges, who plays two different characters this time.


From the footage, it appeared that Jeff Bridges would be playing both the original Flynn and a younger version of himself. it sounds like he hasn't lost his knack for driving either, as he careened across the screen in the drivers' seat. The new movie is coming from Disney but no other details were released.

According to the MTV movie Blog this is what was shown:

We pan over ominous clouds into a digital city landscape only to find a man in a updated "Tron" costume. He's on the run. The man jumps into a brand new 2008 version of the familiar light cycle. And a huge chase ensues with a pursuer in a dark mask after our racer. Unlike cycle races of old this one goes up and down AND side to side. The chased man is vanquished, crashing horrible. As the pursuer gets off his cycle he pulls a familiar disc from his back. The winner looks up to a previously unseen observer. And the observer is…Jeff Bridges! An older (and now evil) Flynn?!? He rises from a meditative state in his watchtower to see the pursuer do his bidding. The vanquished man pleads to his pursuer. "It's just a game!" And then the final big reveal: the pursuer takes off his helmet and he is also Bridges, a seemingly younger Bridges!



Platypus Man

Man, Tron is awesome. I haven't seen it in forever, though... But yeah, I'd like to see how all the newer computer systems will be integrated into it too. I just hope they don't try and put in any sort of "this OS is better"-type commentary. And I wonder who else from the original is returning?

@Signal: Yeah, they totally do need to give him a cameo. Let him bring his costume in and appear as a small program. That would be awesome, and he totally deserves it.