TRON LEGACY Comic Con 2010 Panel (With Jeff Bridges, Olivia Wilde and more)
The TRON LEGACY panel was once again moderated by Patton Oswalt, who moderated the panel last year. He’s a fun moderator by the way. He joked about how they were going to keep showing us 5 minutes from Tron Legacy for the next 10 years.
To start off the panel, they showed us a mini documentary about the cultural impact of Tron, which featured all the parodies, commercial, music videos inspired by Tron. And then it was time for the people on the panel to come out. Featured were director Joe Kosinski, producer Sean Bailey, director/writer of the original TRON movie Steven Lisberger, Garrett Hedlund, Olivia Wilde, Michael Sheen, Bruce Boxleitner, and Jeff Bridges.
Here are some of the highlights from the Tron Legacy panel, as well as photos:
– They had to push the boundaries. They shot the film in true 3D, there is no conversion.
– The suits worn in the film were fully illuminated suits. So when the actors get close to each other they illuminate each other and their surroundings.
– Jeff Bridges plays two roles in the film, Kevin Flynn and Flynn’s Avatar Klue, which is the 35 year old version of himself, which didn’t age since the first Tron movie.
– Jeff Bridges talked about when you have a character at different ages you usually have different actors for the different ages, but now you don’t need to anymore. Because of technology, you can play yourself at any age.
– Daft Punk is doing the soundtrack for film. It’s something new for Daft Punk fans, a mix of orchestra, electronics, regular sounds.
– The story is very focused on father/son relationship. A surprise or two will be revealed in the film.
– You don’t need to have seen the first one to understand the new one.
– Olivia Wilde talked about playing a mysterious character, Quorra, who’s trying to help, we think. She’s been a companion of Kevin Flynn and she’s a fearless warrior. Wilde got to learn how to fight. She also did a lot of martial art training and tried to do as many stunts as she could.
– Michael Sheen plays an ambiguous character, Castor, whom we don’t know if he’s good or bad.
– Michael Sheen commented that the film was in 4D film because Jeff Bridges brings an additional level of awesomeness.
– The movie was named Legacy because of the father and son storyline and how it relates to legacy, and also because they are producing a creative legacy to push the boundaries on this movie. The title fit the movie and spoke philosophically as well about the project.
– They showed the audience an 8 minute clip/preview. Although I have to admit, I’m still not as excited about it as most people are for TRON Legacy.
– Now here’s probably the best part of the panel, the audience was asked to participate in a very special recording during which we had to shout following certain cues and even stomp at some point. And all of it might appear in the TRON Legacy movie if everything turns out good enough. How much fun is that?! So now I can’t wait to see the movie so I can try and pick myself out of the crowd, which will most likely be impossible, but gosh darn it I shall try.
Check out the trailer that they showed during the panel:
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