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!
Reader Feedback - 23 Comments
I'd rather see a big lebowski 2
dac_fan on Jul 24, 2008
HOL-LEE BALLS That's incredible! I can't wait for the trailer!
Rob G on Jul 24, 2008
Can't wait to see the trailer, get it up as soon as possible!!!!!
movieraider321 on Jul 25, 2008
Cant wait for the trailer!! Man, lots of good news coming from comic con this year 😀
Nikhil Hariharan on Jul 25, 2008
Have you guys seen this? TRON gets "Sweeded": http://starwarsblog.starwars.com/index.php/2008/03/26/tron-gets-sweded/
Django on Jul 25, 2008
Ooooo. Tron 2. exciting! I'll definately have to see that. I'm not sure if it'll be great, but I'll have to see it. Woot! and on that, find the reference to Tron in this webcomic: http://xkcd.com/453/
dave13 on Jul 25, 2008
This can't be! A non-Pixar movie from Disney that I actually want to see?!?
kevjohn on Jul 25, 2008
is it just me or jeff bridges is making comeback movies, 1st iron man now tron 2.
Darrin on Jul 25, 2008
Greetings programs! First saw TRON in the theater in 1982 - the summer before 6th grade. It completely blew me away with its groundbreaking visuals (for the time) and cool subject matter. A computer wiz - digitized into cyberspace (before the term "cyberspace" even existed) and forced to fight for his life by playing video games on the *other* side of the screen! TRON remains my absolute favorite film of all time to this day. I'm both excited and worried about the sequel. I'd love a sequel, but it has to be done right. Jeff Bridges is on board, so that's a big step in the right direction. I hate spoilers, but accidentally read bits of some while poking around articles about this news. So far, what I've read seems very interesting. I'm getting chills just thinking about how cool this might be... I'm such a TRON-nerd and DAMN PROUD of it! 🙂
TheReelTodd on Jul 25, 2008
Unfortunatley I couldn't make it to SDCC, but I can't wait to see the trailer put up on the net on YouTube or some other site! BTW, The "Tr2n" title is difficult to say, "Tron 2" is easier said.
Iain Robbins on Jul 25, 2008
While it may not be in the Tron canon, you guys should play Tron 2.0 if you get the chance. A great shooter infused with the Tron look and feel.
yh on Jul 25, 2008
My very favourite ever Tron-themed webcomic has to be this one... http://cascadefailure.comicgenesis.com/d/20040202.html
Chris on Jul 25, 2008
Who cares about Tron? It was a horrible movie....get a life everyone
crabby on Jul 25, 2008
The teaser of tron 2 has leaked online. It is available at http://teaser-trailer.com/2008/07/tron-2-leaked-teaser-trailer.html
Tron 2 Trailer on Jul 26, 2008
Crabby. There is no words to describe the mind numbing stupidity you portray.
Anti-Crab on Jul 26, 2008
It seems odd how the effects will be for some audiences comapred to today's standards. I feel conflicted.
Ryan on Jul 26, 2008
holy shit!! the trailer looks cooler than you described it to be!! i loved the first film and this is what i've been wating for since i l;eft the theaters so many years ago! awesome awesome awesome. on a side note, i would however like to see the original remade with todays technology behind it and i think it could be even cooler than it was when first released
thejugfather on Jul 27, 2008
Here's a zoomed and stabilized version of the bootlegged trailer: http://tron2trailer.blogspot.com/
TR2N on Jul 27, 2008
Here's me flipping the bird to those guys that recorded the trailer. Seriously, fuck you guys. The more trailers and footage that leak online, the less the studios want to show footage, so you guys ruin it for those of us that actually attend comic-con. On a side note, Eddie Ibrahim director of programming for Comic-Con, said that this is the only footage we're going to see of Tron 2 for another year.
Keith on Jul 27, 2008
( I maybe late writing about this movie ...but I had Internet problems for the last 4 days ) Now...Tron 2 as I see in IMDb : Tron 2011 or maybe it is another movie who knows ... but I couldn't find anything about this movie ... however this is not my point ..even it is a big problem waiting 3 years to see this movie 🙂 Now my real point is we saw Tron and it was a revolutionary movie in it's time as they call it the first movie to have such amount of CGI shots ... for me having Tron 2 must put a big target in their mind ...this movie at least must be nominated for the best Visual Effects ... If it is my movie it will be kind of revenge ... to take Oscar ...because the 1982 version couldn't get the Oscar and now it is the time to take that Oscar because Tron became a symbol for movies with CGI shots ..and I mean a lot of CGI shots 😉 ..... ( By the way my first games that I ever done on computer was Tron in 1988or maybe 1989 and in that time there was a computer called Aquarius : http://oldcomputers.net/pics/aquarius-expander.jpg and there is a lot of memories that hold me with this game and movie ...even I saw the movie later in the 90th ...... but the funny thing is that The movie Tron and the Computer Aquarius had the same date release 1983 🙂 : http://oldcomputers.net/aquarius.html )
Shero on Jul 29, 2008
hi, andar here, i just read your post. i like very much. agree to you, sir.
andar909 on Aug 10, 2008
I SAW THE TRAILER AND IT LOOKS INCREDIBLE. I LOVE THE MUSIC THEY PLAYED IN THE TRAILER, REMINDS ME OF THE MATRIX WHEN NEO FINDS OUT HE'S THE ONE
rick on Mar 2, 2009
Actually, those flaps weren't wings of any sort...they were a form of air brakes. Once they open and he begins to decelerate it shows him skidding to a quick yet short stop very close to the cavern with the blue light cycle trail directly next to him. He then turns his lights out and then heads off in a direction where he obviously knows how to get on top of the cavern. They didn't show how he actually got up there but as the camera looks down through the crack in the cavern at the blue light cycle you see the other light cycle(with lights still off) flash across the caverns crack from left to right of the screens orientation.
Schizoid on Mar 20, 2009
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