Finally, Some Real Tron 2.0 Story Details Revealed
Ever since Disney snuck in that awesome sneak peek at Comic-Con last year, we've been trying to figure out what the heck Tron 2.0 is all about. We know the basic premise, or at least some of the characters, including the original Flynn and original Tron, but what exactly is going on? A few months ago I started to try and piece together some of the plot from an amalgamation of casting news, only to come up with a bit of a crazy idea reminiscent of The Matrix. Well, Ain't It Cool News is claiming to have some details from a trustworthy source in Vancouver, so if you're interested in knowing a bit more about the plot, read on!
I've paraphrased the e-mail they were sent and took out some of the big spoilers, so here goes. The movie starts in 1989 (the original was set in 1982). Kevin Flynn (Jeff Bridges' character), who has a five year old son named Sean, has created some of the world's best selling video games since the events of the first Tron took place. He disappears and Alan Bradley (Bruce Boxleitner's character, the original Tron) takes over his company. Jump forward roughly 15 years, Flynn's son Sean is now 20-something, and Alan has info on his dad, which sends Sean back to Flynn's old arcade where he gets sucked back into the computer world.
Flynn has programmed a CLU character to look like his younger self that goes around and makes the world a better place. However, the CLU is corrupt and is creating his own interpretation of that "perfect world" (hence why you see him kill that guy in the teaser footage). Apparently this CLU is out killing programs called ISOs (anyone catch that reference too?). And these ISOs think Sean Flynn is their savior, but of course, the real Flynn is also still stuck inside the computer world and they eventually catch up with him, too. But will he help? I think there's a lot more to this story than just that, but it's a very good start.
While that synopsis is only a tad less vague than what we already know, it's a good update and introduction to what we'll see eventually play out in Tron 2.0. The report also claims that we'll see big disc battles, light cycle fights, and "light jets" (think light cycles that can fly), which should make for some awesome battles. See, the reason I think Tron 2.0 will be incredible, is because they're taking that classic Tron world and infusing it with some modern energy and excitement (just like J.J. Abrams is doing with Star Trek). And that alone is enough to make me very excited to see what Joseph Kosinski is cooking up for Tron 2.0.