Last Thursday’s TRON Legacy press conference kicked of Disney’s “ComiTRON” events at San Diego Comic-Con 2010.
Jeff Bridges gave credit to the fans and their love of the original TRON movie, which wasn’t a huge box-office success in its day but has built up quite the cult following by stating “We showed the effects test and that was very responsible for getting the whole movie rolling, you know, getting it financed and everything. So, the fans are very integral to this whole thing.”
On Friday night, MySpace teamed up with Disney Pictures for a TRON Legacy party which took place inside a recreation of a run-down Flynn’s Arcade and a futuristic “End of the Line” club which looks like it came right out of the world of TRON we see in the new movie.
Bruce Boxleitner (TRON) poses for a pic with “The Dude” – Jeff Bridges (Kevin Flynn)
Director Joseph Kosinski and Walt Disney Studios President of Production-Sean Bailey
The lovely Cindy Morgan (Lora / Yori from the original TRON) poses next to a familiar arcade machine.
How many of you readers remember blowing your allowance in the 80’s on that baby?
Producer Steven Lisberger and Jessica Chobot
Steven also directed and wrote the screenplay for the original TRON
The man who’s been attempting to make the term “double rainbow” a household phrase over Twitter for the last couple of weeks, Nathan Fillion (Castle, Serenity) and guest.
Tia Carrere (Lilo and Stitch, Wayne’s World)
Chief Nerd Herder (and part-time intersect/spy) Zachary Levi
Looks like he’s telling us to “check this out!”
Beau Garrett who plays one of the four sirens (named Jem) in TRON Legacy who “suit up” Sam Flynn to play games on the grid.