Finally, Some Real Tron 2.0 Story Details Revealed

March 2, 2009
Source: Ain't It Cool News

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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.

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Awesome and confusing!

gvnadi on Mar 2, 2009


Wow...the fact that you threw in Abrams and is Star Trek attempt as a good comparison to this makes me want to set fire to Hollywood even more. This is definitely one of those movies no one wanted, thought of, or even had an incline it would come back.

wassssssuuuuuupppppppp on Mar 2, 2009


I can't hardly wait for it!

GamesOfPoker on Mar 2, 2009


#2 Amazing that you think this is going to suck yet you feel Star Trek is going to be great. There has been very little footage of this yet and the story seems like it might have potential. On the other hand, there has been tons of "Star Trek" footage and most of it looks like Star Wars: The Phantom Menace. Maybe you didn't watch tron as a kid, but I loved it and have been excited since I heard about the original cast returning.

Stevo on Mar 2, 2009


very confusing but sounds mildly interesting so far so good i think and thinking about that trailer again gets me all giddy like a schoolgirl all over again

thejugfather on Mar 2, 2009


That is quite the convoluted plot line if you ask me. Sounds messed up and not very sci-fi, especially for Tron. Really, what is the point of this other than rehashing a sci-fi classic for modern times and an excuse to utilize some fancy special effects with a junk story with being marketed as Tron? Seriously not interested.

Conrad on Mar 2, 2009


I'm Game. Count me in!

Dan Walimaa on Mar 2, 2009


please, if u can't write hell don't use heck ^_^ Ona side note, can't wait for the movie althoe the plot sounds weird so was the 1st oe and it ruled 🙂

sng. Sheep on Mar 3, 2009


I never said Trek was going to be great. And I saw Tron and I know plenty of people that saw it and are die hard fans...and they abhor the idea of this. Especially when they found out Olivia Wilde was in it.

wassssssuuuuuupppppppp on Mar 3, 2009


I had to reread that synopsis twice to understand it, I don't think I can read today. Sounds alright, I don't remember liking the first Tron much so maybe it's time to revisit it.

Ryan on Mar 3, 2009


I just watch the original movie,i havent seen it yet.

Fisherr on Mar 3, 2009


I have already saw the Tron 2.0 movie clip on comic-con and its was something new and out of this world... I know its goin to be great..... not jus great... FANTASTIC!!!!

Men of honor on Mar 4, 2009

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