Suiting up with the 'TRON: Legacy'
July 22nd, 2010
05:50 PM ET

Suiting up with the 'TRON: Legacy'

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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  1. Kate

    that's exactly what she looks like.- same figure and all...hahahha

    February 28, 2013 at 7:31 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Diana Ross Marathon...

    this woman is not very talented at all.

    February 28, 2013 at 7:29 pm | Report abuse |
  3. cinc-video marathon.

    unattractive and and bore.

    February 28, 2013 at 7:28 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Martin Kandler

    In Tron Legacy , why were there no shots of Sam making the crossing into the digital realm ? Should have been something like Flynns' Laser Dissection at Encom .

    February 28, 2013 at 7:22 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Eric

    I was at the Comic Con screening 2 years ago and 6,500 people went completely insane when the first footage that the director made himself, before he even had the job. No one knew it was coming after they showed "Back to Witch Mountain" Didn't know that our screaming is what made them determine if they were gonna make it. Glad we all screamed our lungs out.

    July 25, 2010 at 2:51 am | Report abuse |
  6. bryan hill

    Yeah, I love to read people arguing about whether they said "babes" or "babies" when the article says nothing of either. "It's babes/babies" Actually, how about you both read the article.

    July 24, 2010 at 10:46 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Andy

    First, if you read the article again, it says Hedlund and Wilde "weren't even born yet" when the original Tron was in theaters. Nowhere does it say they were babes, or babies, or anything of the sort. Second, to Joe–Bruce Boxleitner is in the new movie, though not sure for how long. He shows up in the latest preview (which you can see in movies in the theaters or on YouTube) talking to Flynn's son Sam. So two of the three main characters from the original (not counting David Warner) are back for the sequel, which is pretty good considering it's been 28 years since the first movie came out. Personally, I think this is going to be totally cool and awesome, and I've been looking forward to seeing it since I saw the first ComicCon concept trailer.

    July 24, 2010 at 3:06 pm | Report abuse |
    • PointedQuestion

      I think it's pretty obvious that it did say "mere babes" at first, but upon realizing his/her mistake the writer went back and edited the article to remove the error.

      July 25, 2010 at 1:14 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Joe

    My fear is the quote “we made it cooler." Back in the beginning of the 80's the special effects and the premise of Tron were amazing. If you want to make it 'cooler' then take a look at 'The Matrix'. I'm concerned that it will become something less cool. I remember seeing Tron in the theaters when I was 10 and it infiltrated most of the games that my friends and I played including full contact Frisbee! I really hope that this new movie follows that take and just amp up the type of video games that the toons play. I really don't want to see a remake of either the original or of the matrix movies, I'd like to see a continuation of the original Tron. Although it would be kinda nice to see Bruce reprise his role as Tron across from Jeff's Flynn.

    July 23, 2010 at 12:27 am | Report abuse |
  9. Daemon

    They meant babies.

    July 22, 2010 at 8:05 pm | Report abuse |
    • antwong

      If a person was born in 1982 how would they be today? The answer is 28/27, so if Garrett Hedlund is 25 and Olivia Wilde is 26 how were they babies when the original was in theaters? Did Tron have a two-three year stay in theaters?

      July 22, 2010 at 8:23 pm | Report abuse |
  10. doesnotcompute

    The original was made in 1982 so...
    "And although Garrett Hedlund, 25, and Olivia Wilde, 26, were mere babes when the original “TRON” was in theaters, both have done their homework on the classic."


    July 22, 2010 at 6:28 pm | Report abuse |
    • matt

      "..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."

      Read before commenting please.

      October 31, 2010 at 10:18 pm | Report abuse |

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