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When Will The Full TRON LEGACY Trailer Arrive?? + Is There More TRON In Our Future??

Merrick here...
...with two interesting tidbits teasing the future of TRON. This first bit comes from The Great Gonzo:
...apparently (Disney) the top brass is so psyched about Tron: Legacy that they'e planning a TV show for 2011 & 2012 (probably for Disney XD). No news on whether it will be animated or live action. They're also already planning another Tron film for 2013. Of course, if Legacy bombs at the BO, this will all get cancelled ASAP. But, right now, they're really behind it.

Also, Wall-E Wonka (a highly trusted source) revealed the following about when we can see a full-length trailer for TRON LEGACY.
Expect the new Tron Legacy trailer at the beginning of the ALICE movie (in both 3D and IMAX) on March 5th in theaters. It will run almost 2 1/2 mins
All I want is for someone to develop TRON toys that have that look right in terms of their internal effects (i.e. the parts that should be glowing /illuminated actually doing that, etc.) That would turn me completely Geekasmic. Dont' forget, you can still get this 5" vinyl Mickey Mouse as TRON Warrior figure (available HERE). Kinda cute, but a little pricey for my budget. doesn't glow, damn it.
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  • Feb. 5, 2010, 9:14 a.m. CST


    by idrinkyourmilkshake

    trailer me now fuckers!

  • Feb. 5, 2010, 9:15 a.m. CST


    by Cagliostro

    Just give me the Trailer

  • Feb. 5, 2010, 9:19 a.m. CST

    No way this film will fail

    by DadTimesTwo

    It can't happen!

  • Feb. 5, 2010, 9:19 a.m. CST

    Geekasm vs. Orgasm

    by Dave I

    Sorry, I'll take the latter. I don't get THAT excited about movies or comics.<p><p>-Cheers

  • Feb. 5, 2010, 9:27 a.m. CST

    I am uncharacteristically STOKED for this film

    by Bileranter

    Never usually let myself get too excited but another bloody Tron film! The first one was a failure though wasn't it? Hope the twenty odd years of love growing for it will help

  • Feb. 5, 2010, 9:33 a.m. CST


    by LaserPants

    This, more than anything else, is the most excited I've been about a movie since... well, since as long as I can remember. I CAN'T WAIT!!!

  • Feb. 5, 2010, 9:37 a.m. CST

    Tron, while good…..

    by I_Snake_Plissken

    Has always been a bit better when it’s remembered vs. actually watched. Great concept, cool visuals, but much of the film has that weird feeling of Disney’s forced family-ness that kind of messes with the tone (not nearly as bad as the Black Hole which has that old goofy robot Bob and then ends with Maximilian shredding Maximilian Schell). With those films 70’s early 80’s, Disney still didn’t seem comfortable with completely breaking the formula. I think that albatross is gone now, and the prospect of a more straight on action/adventure film could be great. The comic-con teaser/test trailer looked great, and after thinking about this I have a strange urge to try and enter the MCP cone or shoot some spiders with a glowing blue joystick.

  • Feb. 5, 2010, 9:39 a.m. CST


    by Phimseto

    ...stoked that Boxleitner and Bridges are both back. Those were musts. Wish David Warner was in there somehow. My only regret right now is that Wendy Carlos is in no way involved. That's criminal. I'm sure Daft Punk is good, but there is zero reason for Carlos to not be involved. Her score is as important and iconic to Tron as any of the characters or visuals.

  • Feb. 5, 2010, 9:43 a.m. CST

    You know they are thinking

    by eric haislar

    Avatar Money with this thing.

  • Feb. 5, 2010, 9:49 a.m. CST

    S_Plissken, I just watched it last week

    by spohlso

    My 5 year old son asked to watch it, so I popped it on. Maybe I had the nostalgia goggles on, but we popped some corn (I had a couple of beers, so maybe that factors in too) but I loved it. Sadly, afterwards I tried playing a MAME version of the old arcade game. Mopuse and a keyboard just doesn't work. You need the paddle wheel and that perfectly replicated movie joystick.

  • Feb. 5, 2010, 9:56 a.m. CST

    So cool

    by Spacezilla

    This is so cool! There is something really special brewing with Tron legacy. Its like this magical feeling like the whole project is special. Like Lighting in a bottle. Anyone else getting this very strong vibe for Tron Legacy?

  • Feb. 5, 2010, 9:59 a.m. CST


    by dancetothebeatofthelivingdead

    No, bro, not really. <br> <br> as much as I'd like to think it's going to be balls-out crazy shit-fest awesome, I don't know. But hey, the fucking Dude's back!

  • Feb. 5, 2010, 9:59 a.m. CST

    Don’t get me wrong

    by I_Snake_Plissken

    Not a bad film, quite entertaining actually. Maybe it was just that the first time I re-watched it (after not seeing it for 10+ years was when it hit DVD). I had probably built it up too much in my mind. Beer certainly helps. As for the game, when I was a kid for whatever reason if I could have my own full sized machine I always wanted either Tron or the original Star Wars vector graphics version.

  • Feb. 5, 2010, 10:06 a.m. CST

    Love TRON!

    by SSquirrel

    I've loved TRON since it was released and it saw it in theaters. My wife thinks it's awful, but I've rarely found a woman who enjoys it. Oh well. I miss the TRON arcade games as well (Discs of TRON was great too). Black Hole...Maximillian was killed by Bob and Maximillian Schell ended up wearing the shell of the robot's armor as he stood in what was implied to be hell. I always liked the Black Hole and there really was very little family friendly in that movie. It was the first non-G Disney movie ever and with a modern rating system would have likely ended up with a PG-13 just from Anthony Perkins getting shredded like he did.

  • Feb. 5, 2010, 10:09 a.m. CST

    The Dude

    by SSquirrel

    also if you want to see him in Dude mode, you could always go see Men Who Stare at Goats

  • Feb. 5, 2010, 10:09 a.m. CST

    Fuck that, I want the fucking soundtrack.

    by ricarleite2

    When will it be released? This fucking movie robbed me already of a 2009 Daft Punk album AND a new Wendy Carlos score. I just want a Daft Punk soundtrack album. Now.

  • Feb. 5, 2010, 10:13 a.m. CST


    by Toilet_Terror

    Try to make a good film first.

  • Feb. 5, 2010, 10:16 a.m. CST

    I hope that Tron: Legacy will be awesome

    by Stereotypical Evil Archer

  • Feb. 5, 2010, 10:23 a.m. CST

    They can make Tron 2 but no Goonies 2???

    by RandomWordRandomWord

  • Feb. 5, 2010, 10:30 a.m. CST

    The soundtrack alone will get some buzz going

    by Gabba-UK

    Basically a new Daft Punk album. Well up for this film.

  • Feb. 5, 2010, 10:32 a.m. CST

    If they do the new movie right...

    by vettebro

    I will be onboard to the end.

  • Feb. 5, 2010, 10:42 a.m. CST

    Is it just nostaglia generating all this excrement?

    by jsscript2007

    The original Tron was a major piece of shit. It looked cool, but the movie made me barf.

  • Feb. 5, 2010, 10:50 a.m. CST

    I'm going to Love the Post Oscar Interviews

    by cymbalta4thedevil

    "So Jeff, you finally won an Oscar! What are you doing Next?!"<br /><br />"Tron: Legacy."

  • Feb. 5, 2010, 10:55 a.m. CST

    TRON >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> GOONIES

    by LaserPants

    Search your neon blue frisbees, you know it to be true.

  • Feb. 5, 2010, 10:59 a.m. CST

    I don't know, Goonies is pretty damn good

    by mistergreen

  • Feb. 5, 2010, 11 a.m. CST


    by rogueleader66

    Cant wait for T:L. If you didn't see the original in the theaters, I can see why you might not think it's all that good a movie, but for it's time it was cutting edge, maybe it's one of those films that had a bigger impact if you saw it in the theaters, you were familiar with the technology of that time, you used it, grew up with it.<P>Regardless, I have high hopes for T:L and I hope I am not let down. So far from what I have seen, so good...but I haven't seen very much, and I sure don't want to have to go to see what is almost certain to be another Tim Burton remake abortion (Alice In Wonderland) to see the full blown trailer. Then again, both my g/f and her daughter wanna see Alice so I may be dragged to it. least I will have the trailers to enjoy.

  • Feb. 5, 2010, 11:04 a.m. CST

    Was going to see 'Alice' anyway....

    by Cervantes get my first look at a 3D 'CONVERSION'.... I'll be interested to see how it stacks up against the look of 'Avatar' which was actually FILMED using 3D cameras to begin with....<P>Sure hope the 'Tron' trailer IS attached, for extra bonus points.

  • Feb. 5, 2010, 11:21 a.m. CST

    The Producer of Tron just got named head of Disney...

    by exie Disney is big into Tron. It must be pretty awesome for Sean Bailey to go from being a producer to the head of Disney motion pictures. The good thing is he favors geek material. Disney's slate will be interesting again.

  • Feb. 5, 2010, 11:21 a.m. CST

    shouldn't call it 3D technically

    by Bouncy X

    Avatar wasn't 3D in the 3 dimensional sense. it was just like looking through a viewmaster but the images moved. those who felt like they were imersed in the movie must have been high.

  • Feb. 5, 2010, 11:24 a.m. CST

    Loved it as a kid

    by Naboo_the_Enigma

    But even now, if you look hard enough, every few years you might find a screening of Tron on the big screen. About 10 years ago there was a screening in Long Beach of a really beautiful 70mm print. It was really amazing! <P>I dunno.. so far I think I like the original lightcycles better =)

  • Feb. 5, 2010, 11:52 a.m. CST

    Hell yeah, more reason to see Alice in 3D

    by TheWaqman

  • Feb. 5, 2010, 12:19 p.m. CST

    Tron's okay.

    by Deathpool

    I saw this not too long ago, being just a bit too young for it the first time around. I'm sure if I was old enough at the time I would have flipped for this movie, but it felt kind of flat. Someone who mentioned 'disney family friend-ified' was right on. I still enjoyed it though. <br><br>What was up with Flynn making out with the female program though (her name escapes me)? I thought she was Tron's girl but maybe computer programs have loose stances on relationships, I don't know. Bit was also somewhat retarded.

  • Feb. 5, 2010, 12:22 p.m. CST

    I'm actually anxious as Hell to see Alice In Wonderland

    by Watch_The_Birdie

    Normally, Alice is a gay story, but its got a dark tone and Tim Burton directed it, and I'm a big fan of Tim Burton, and now this Tron trailer? I so wanna see Alice.

  • Feb. 5, 2010, 12:38 p.m. CST

    Her name is Cindy Morgan as Yori/Lora

    by retrorandy

    And she should be included in Tron Legacy. This quote from a's front page recent article on her sums it up nicely, "Cindy’s practically a walking commercial for that movie, faithfully promoting the Tron franchise on her website and convention appearances (exclusive retroCRUSH tip, she may be at April’s Wonder-Con in San Francisco)....How can putting even just a cameo of Cindy in this movie not be a great thing for everyone involved."

  • Feb. 5, 2010, 12:39 p.m. CST


    by AzulTool


  • Feb. 5, 2010, 12:40 p.m. CST

    Bouncy X..

    by soup74

    i felt like i was immersed in the movie.<br><br>and i was high.

  • Feb. 5, 2010, 12:41 p.m. CST

    If shitty Avatar can make $2bn...

    by sansara07

    Tron Legacy should at least make money as a 3D release. If it turns out to be good and it bombs because the plot is too complex for todays Pandora retards, then that sums up what's wrong with the audience.

  • Feb. 5, 2010, 1:09 p.m. CST

    Fuck you sansara...

    by TheWaqman

    as if this plot will be complex at all. Get off your high horse, it's only an illusion.

  • Feb. 5, 2010, 1:16 p.m. CST

    Please let the film, be a really big hit.

    by Jamie McBain

  • Feb. 5, 2010, 1:49 p.m. CST

    tron 2

    by nightmute

    I think this movie could make more money than Avatar, especially with its probable repeat watchability. In 3D, could be awesome. This is a sequel worth making, for once.

  • Feb. 5, 2010, 2:04 p.m. CST

    An animated series would kick ass!

    by MonsterKilledThePilot

    With a great writing team of course. I just hope they don't have the anime influence. I want the full-on Max Fleicher-style. Square chins and all.

  • Feb. 5, 2010, 2:13 p.m. CST

    This is gonna suck....

    by progrocktv

    ....bring back Automan! JUST KIDDING! I'm really looking forward to this:-) (though I think Automan will probably see a DVD release if Tron is a success;-)

  • Feb. 5, 2010, 3:13 p.m. CST

    disks of tron

    by mr. smith

    let's have an update on that game please

  • Feb. 5, 2010, 5:19 p.m. CST

    evil flynn twin?

    by lucian_the_zealot

    does anyone know if flynn is supposed to be bad in this one? like a new mcp? or are the good guys and bad guys on a more level playing field in this one?

  • Feb. 5, 2010, 7:57 p.m. CST

    TRON news...great, but where's STARFIGHTER news?

    by Monkey_King

    The 80's are definitely back as evidenced by recent/upcoming film releases that are either sequels or modern versions of older classics, but where's more news on the sequel to THE LAST STARFIGHTER?

  • Feb. 5, 2010, 9:36 p.m. CST


    by TehCreepyThinMan

    Really, making a sequel to a shitty movie, that only geeks fucking like, almost 30 fucking years after the original?!? The ONLY reason this is getting made is because Jeff Bridges was in Iron Man which made some serious bank!!!FACT!!!

  • Feb. 5, 2010, 10:57 p.m. CST


    by Naboo_the_Enigma

    A Fleischer style Tron series would be very, very cool! =D I'd love to see that. Or maybe a Genndy Tartakovsky treatment like he did with the Clone Wars 2D series.

  • Feb. 5, 2010, 11:27 p.m. CST

    Tron Legacy Won't Make Avatar Money


    Let's be real. But it will be awesome, and I will go see it, and if there is a sequel, then I will go see that. And I may catch a few Tron: Extreme Teen Adventure on Disney XD if they go that route, just to see.<br><br>First movie is great, BTW. If you don't get it, that's cool, but it's a great frickin' movie.<br><br>Not like Xanadu, which is a movie I absolutely love to death, but I know is not a great movie.<br><br>"Bring in the logic probe!"

  • Feb. 6, 2010, 12:33 a.m. CST

    I hope it's successful because...

    by REVENGE_of_FETT

    I can't get me enough TRON! It just hit before its time and people just didn't understand computers or why they were interesting. I'd love to see TRON blow up into a huge sci fi franchise.

  • Feb. 6, 2010, 12:46 a.m. CST

    sansara07 and nightmute

    by one9deuce

    and anybody else that thinks that TRON:LEGACY will make as much money as AVATAR.......<p> YOU'RE ON CRACK!! Nobody can be that naive. I assure you, TRON:LEGACY will make less than 200 million domestic, and be lucky to make 500 million worldwide. AVATAR will make 2.5 billion worldwide and possibly 3 billion.

  • Feb. 6, 2010, 2:45 a.m. CST

    That's Tron. He fights for the users.

    by Motoko Kusanagi

    And AVATAR totally fucking rocks!

  • Feb. 6, 2010, 6:19 a.m. CST

    2 1/2 minutes? Give away the whole movie why don't ye?

    by tylerzero

  • Feb. 6, 2010, 7:25 a.m. CST


    by Grooveraider

    I almost teared-up with joy after reading about a 2min Tron: Legacy trailer next month. Those who didn't like the original should stay away of the 2nd one. Don't nobody wanna hear how computer illiterate you really are! If the marketing is done right for the rest of the year. Tron Legacy could very much end up like Avatar. AN ATTRACTION... Hell, it wouldn't surprise me Avatar remains in IMAX 3D for over a year !

  • Feb. 6, 2010, 9:15 a.m. CST

    I Doubt It Will Be As Successful As AVATAR, But It'll Do Well

    by LaserPants

    I reckon.

  • Feb. 6, 2010, 9:16 a.m. CST

    AVATAR Was Great, And I Look Forward To The Sequel, But...

    by LaserPants

    I'm WAY more psyched about T20N.

  • Feb. 6, 2010, 2 p.m. CST

    Can't wait

    by PorkChopXpress

    I have been able to quote Tron almost from end to end since I was in Elementary school. It is among my top five favorite movies ever...I cannot wait for this sequel and I hope it retains the spirit of the original, even with all the technological advances.

  • Feb. 6, 2010, 2:03 p.m. CST

    Olivia Wilde

    by BubbaSawyer

    SHOW ME THE 13!!!!

  • Feb. 6, 2010, 4:45 p.m. CST

    Tron TV Show

    by mr_majestyk

    It will be on XD and it will be animated.

  • Feb. 6, 2010, 8:19 p.m. CST

    was going to ALICE anyways

    by frank cotton

    but this is serious icing! hope the trailer is 3D...frank wants one of them fancy new disc things...those who don't like the original will eventually be DEREZZED...ULTRATRON is my hero....END OF LINE