First Look: Jeff Bridges as Old Kevin Flynn in Tron: Legacy
by Alex Billington
February 2, 2010
Jeff Bridges, winner of both a Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild Award and now an Oscar nominee for his performance in Crazy Heart, stars in Tron: Legacy, a 3D high-tech adventure set in a digital world that’s unlike anything ever captured on the big screen. Technically if you've seen the Comic-Con test footage then you've already seen a first look at Jeff Bridges as Kevin Flynn in this, but this is a new shot from the actual movie. And I call him Old Flynn because remember there's a Young Flynn avatar running wild in the Tron-verse! Check out that rad light disc strapped to his back. Wonder if he'll whip that off for a weapon?
Sam Flynn (Garrett Hedlund), the tech-savvy son of Kevin Flynn (Jeff Bridges), looks into his father's disappearance and is pulled into the digital world of Tron where his father has been living for 25 years.
Tron Legacy is directed by first-time filmmaker Joseph Kosinski. The screenplay was co-written by Adam Horowitz ("Lost"), Richard Jefferies (Blood Tide, Living Hell), Edward Kitsis ("Lost"), and the director of the original movie, Steven Lisberger. This first got the greenlight last year because this early teaser played well at Comic-Con. Disney is bringing Tron Legacy to theaters in 3D starting on December 17th, 2010.
Reader Feedback - 15 Comments
God... overlooking his creation...how impressive the parallels will be awesome in this film. 2010 is Tron: Legacy!
Lazarus from Sparta!!! DEATHKLOK RULES!!!!!!!!!!!!!! on Feb 2, 2010
Xerxex on Feb 2, 2010
Cant wait for this. Thats just a picture of Bridges from that teaser they released like 4 or 5 months ago.
Crump's Brother on Feb 2, 2010
i hope this is going to be good,i loved the original it's a classic.
DEADPOOL,MERC WITH A MOUTH on Feb 3, 2010
#3 actually none of the footage from the teaser will be used in this film. This is a clip from the film not the teaser. I too absolutely can't wait. COMIC CON + TRON LEGACY = TRON CON!!!!! copywrittenby Jeffrey Lamar.
esophus on Feb 3, 2010
#3 no disk in the teaser
Jeffery on Feb 3, 2010
With "True Grit" eventually coming too, this is a really good role-heavy period of Jeff Bridges' career. However, I've loved him throughout his entire career. He's played good ole boy (Last Picture Show), action hero (King Kong, Tron), lovable stoner (Lebowksi), aging singer (Crazy Hearts), evil guy (Iron Man, maybe Tron Legacy), and just everything in between. If I see Tron Legacy, it will be because of him.
Greedo on Feb 3, 2010
Is it just me is has there only been two movies Jeff Bridges doesn't sport a full, scraggly beard? (Starman and Blown Away)
twittwit on Feb 3, 2010
@8 - K-Pax?
Prot on Feb 3, 2010
Hopefully his acting won't suck as hard in this one as it did in the original.
SlashBeast on Feb 4, 2010
I'll have to watch the first one.
Fisherr on Feb 6, 2010
Better watch the first movie.
Fisherr on Feb 6, 2010
mastercontrolprogram on Feb 6, 2010
I'm glad they kept the idea of the disks on the back.
Rob on May 8, 2010
@8 Arlington Road
Dave on Jul 28, 2010
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