Tuesday, 23 December 2008

Tron 2.0 Movie Bruce Boxleitner back as Tron

The new Tron movie, which seems to be titled Tron 2.0 by now, will also star Bruce Boxleitner who was playing as Alan Bradley aka Tron.

Bruce Boxleitner is indeed reprising his role, joining Jeff Bridges who was also in the original crew of the movie Tron in the role of Kevin Flynn.

I don't really like the geeky change to the title. The streamlined title Tron 2 would be be much better...

What do you think? Voice your opinion about this upcoming Tron 2 movie here: some Walt Disney Pictures' agents may scour the site and notice your recommendations!
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21 comments:

Anonymous said...

I would like to see the offical Trailer please.

Anonymous said...

That name is going to cause some serious confusion with the video game. People are going to expect the Tron 2.0 video game to be tied-in to the movie, and will get a 5 year old game, instead. :/

Anonymous said...

As long as Jeff Bridges is still the star and central character; I don't really care if Boxleitner reprises his role. He's always been a bit of a lightweight despite a not horrible role in Babylon 5. The main thing is Jeff Bridges and Awesome Special Effects.

Landry said...

I think if the title is changed to TRON 2.0 it's for marketing reasons or name recognition. TR2N looks cool the way they have designed it, but honestly most people will miss the connection to the first movie unless they can clearly read T-R-O-N. I hope they find a way to use both TR2N and TRON 2.0 in some creative way with animated intro credits... that's if they actually change it.

Anonymous said...

I'm looking forward to this movie.

"Two Point 0" seems a little overdone these days, and would agree that "Tron 2", or "Tron: Reload" is a better title.

Anonymous said...

Oooooooo... finally my wait is over! A Tron sequel!

I'm driving to the theater now to get a good seat.

Rob said...

I'm anxious to see the real trailer for this film!

incredibilistic said...

I don't mind that Bruce is coming back. I'm sure he'll do well.

As for the title I prefer the TR2N title. It's unique and different from anything out or coming out. They shouldn't change the name.

Right now I'd just be happy with an HD version of that "concept" trailer. It's gotta be somewhere. Shouldn't be that hard to release on Apple's movie trailer page or even an official Disney site. I don't care where, just post it!!!

Anonymous said...

I agree with another blogger that Jeff Bridges needs to be the central character to this movie. Also, does the second movie have to state that it's "second?." Why couldn't they come up with a futuristic word with the title "Tron" and be a bit more creative?

Screaming Mimes said...

I'd love to see a return of the Sark program, but for please no MCP.

And the confusion from the video game is a big issue...

Tera said...

You really think people will miss that TR2N is connected to Tron? Even if people don't like the first film, they've heard of it. I'd like to think people are smart enough to figure it out.

I hope they don't go with 2.0 - not only is there already a game with that title, it's boring.

Anonymous said...

I prefer the TR2N name. Or TR2N Freescape. I also like the trailer sequence to be part of the movie somehow.

eyeno said...

Really is a shame that Jeff & Bruce are in the new film, but they left out their original love interest Cindy Morgan. I would have expected more respect for Cindy from these two.

James said...

Very glad that Jeff & Bruce are back. Absolutely agree that Jeff's character needs to remain the central character. Personally, I feel it may be a Good Thing that Cindy may not be back. I am sick & tired of Hollywood screwing with 'love lives' of characters in sci-fi flicks. It is sickening drama and "fluff", and is not why I go to the movies. Keep it hard core and technical. Throw in some sexy babes if you must but leave the drama-love-fest at the door. K THNX.

retrorandy said...

I don't think the first movie was too bogged down by the romantic interest stuff. If they can bring back Jeff & Bruce it doesn't make any sense that they wouldn't bring back Cindy. Even if she's in the beginning of the movie as Bruce's wife. Would it be that big of a shocker to know that they got married? Plus, fans would be excited to see her in the movie.

This quote came from Julie Sigler (Alderson-Broaddus) in her post to the Facebook Group dedicated to getting Cindy Morgan in TRON 2:

"Why would they even consider NOT bringing her back? I always saw Flynn, Alan, and Lora (and Flynn, Tron, and Yori) as a team. The Three Musketeers of the computer geek world. It was Lora who made the laser. It was Lora who decided to go see Flynn because she figured it was probably him hacking into the system. It was Yori who programmed the solar sailor. She wasn't just a throwaway female love interest character, and I'm upset that she seems to be treated as such. She deserves to be in the sequel.

Plus, in my own personal canon, Alan and Lora got married, and Tron and Yori are still fighting side by side."

Anonymous said...

why are they using the same people from the original? Is a new generation, and much younger audience, really going to enjoy watching a bunch of 40/50 somethings?

Tron 2.0 is a bad call. In both cases Disney seems to be alienating everyone but a very niche audience.

Good call on using Daft Punk for the soundtrack.

Anonymous said...

I really like the look of TR2N... besides, everyone is going to call it "Tron" when talking about it with friends anyways.

Man, I've waited for this movie for 25 years. The Daft Punk surprise involvement and Jeff Bridges being in it officially makes this beyond awesome. Good God I can't wait for this!

Dyanna & Aaron said...

I like 2.0 but it will cause confusion with the game. I hate TR2N and any thing in general that substitutes one character for another that look nothing alike. doesn't make you look clever just makes you look like you can't spell.

Dan said...

I am totally geeking out for this movie to be released. I can't wait. Give it to me now, light cycle screensavers, video games, dvds, vhs tapes... give it to me now - I'll buy them all for top dollar and single-handedly stimulate the American economy.

James said...

It would be a shame not to see David Warner in at least a cameo, as he is still alive. That would mean a lot to me as a fan. In an era of low quality remakes, I hoping for this to be a true sequel as much as possible, and to build off of the original flavor of the film as much as can be. The original TRON was grounbreaking visually, so this movie comes with high expectations to meet.

TRON 2 without both Bruce and Jeff would suck. After all, Bruce played TRON. The typical movie moneymaking model of "familiar old title names, new actors" makes for low quality films. The originals need to be there, or don't make it.

I have my hopes up for this one.

James said...

Movie companies seem very afraid to star "old people" in starring roles, especially if they are reprising their much younger role.This is a waste of living talent.
People getting old is the truth. Older people should not only be able to be in movies but to star in them. Tron could gain much more audience by combining young and old, rather than alienating one group. Why would older people want to see a remake rather than a sequel? Why would younger people want to see the film if it had nothing to do with the original? Why would they want to see a new tron if they don't like the old one? They could just see any movie and be content for that matter. TRON comes from the old school, and TRON 2 should be about updating and re-inventing, not just calling it TRON with various actors from other popular films.This film seems like the closest to breaking the typical business model that I've seen in a long while. It may be a runaway success because of it. Cool.