Comic-Con 08: Disney Debuts Tron 2 Trailer!
by Andy Adair
July 24, 2008
As Disney was finishing their one hour panel at Comic-Con on Thursday afternoon for the upcoming Race to Witch Mountain, they announced that they had some "special footage" to show the crowd. The lights dimmed and 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. Without seeing the trailer yourself it's hard to describe the trailer, but I will do my best...
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!
I can't wait until the full trailer hits online sometime in the future - you all will enjoy it! Until then, my so-so description of something amazing will have to do! It definitely caught us off-guard but was an incredibly awesome surprise that has left all of us excited for the arrival of Tron 2! Stay tuned for our continued coverage of Comic-Con all weekend long!