July 22nd, 2010
05:50 PM ET
When making a sequel more than 20 years after the original, it’s understood that some things are going to change - but it’s always appreciated when a few details remain the same.
With Disney’s “TRON: Legacy,” one of those details is keeping a cast member from the original 1982 film: Jeff Bridges.
The Oscar-winner told the “TRON” panel audience at Comic-Con Thursday that he gave much of the credit for the sequel's existence to the first Comic-Con presentation for the movie two years ago. "That (energy from the fans) was very responsible for getting the film rolling,” he said.
That fandom may have even gotten Michael Sheen on board – the actor joked that Comic-Con was the entire reason he did the movie.
And although Garrett Hedlund, 25, and Olivia Wilde, 26, weren't even born yet when the original “TRON” was in theaters, both have done their homework on the classic.
Hedlund caught a viewing of the film in 2003, and Wilde “was aware of it as this cool, retro thing.” And now, the actress said, “we made it cooler."
Including the costumes.
"It was totally revolutionary," Wilde said. “We were wearing fluorescent lamps through layers of these amazing materials,” the actress added. “It was an honor to wear something that was opening up all these possibilities."
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