Bridges! Boxleitner! Bikes! Bring it on!
For all who have been eagerly anticipating the official online launch of the first Tron Legacy trailer, your wait is over. Yes, after the viral cinema event, the screenings attached to Alice and the various bootlegs, the promo has arrived online in glorious high definition.
While some questioned Disney’s choice to leave the new footage offline until today, the studio looks like it’s made a smart move to get out of the way of Iron Man 2, even if the delay meant the blurry pirated copies and descriptions from those who had seen it began to hit the servers.
And now, following yet another flurry of viral activity, we can enjoy it in full. The new trailer is a solid blast that shows off how the film connects to the original Tron (Kevin Flynn’s son Sam played by Garrett Hedlund, goes in search of his vanished dad) and doles out some amazing visuals set within the world that Flynn has fashioned in the years since he first threw a light disc.
It’s a geeky thrill to see Bruce Boxleitner back as Alan Bradley, while there's a brief glimpse of Jeff Bridges as both his aged Flynn self and a Benjamin Button-style young version of himself as Clu. Also: light cycles! Yay!
Clearly what we’re seeing is the very tip of the iceberg. This thing is going to take a lot of work to finish between now and December, but we’re already itching to see more. Future trailers and Comic Con footage screenings can’t happen quickly enough.
Take a look at the trailer and submit your thoughts as data. End of line.Source: EmpireOnline