Aint it Cool News has received some news out of Canada where Tron 2 is currently filming. So far we’ve heard a lot of stuff here and there but nothing has really be solid, including the various titles we’ve heard. This source is expected to be fairly reliable, and they seem to have great info, so here it is!
Right off the bat — the title. It looks like it won’t be called Tr2n or Tron 2 or just Tron as we’ve heard; it’s looking like it will get the colon treatment, like Tron: Our Bikes Are More Awesome Than Yours or Tron: The Virtual Beginning of the End Begins Again Soon. This is good news, as the titles we had heard so far weren’t very good, so hopefully they dream up something cool.
The movie will apparently begin in 1989, where Kevin Flynn (Jeff Bridges) is living well by selling toys and novelties based on his experiences in the first movie (Recognizer night lights?). For no reason at all, Flynn then disappears completely, leaving behind his seven-year old son, Sean.
Some years or so later, Sean is now in his twenties (I’m assuming that this will be the role of Garrett Hedlund [Read: Garrett Hedlund Cast As Lead In ‘Tron’]). He goes to meet Tron himself — Alan Bradley (Bruce Boxleitner), who took over Flynn’s company Encom. Bradley gives him some information which may lead Sean to his father, so he takes it and goes on his search.
This is likely where the movie really gets into it. While searching, Sean finds himself at Flynn’s old arcade, and before you know it, he’s inside the infamous computer world, where he finds a Clu. For those unfamiliar with Tron, Bradley and Flynn had alter-egos or characters of themselves in the computer world — Bradley was called Tron, Flynn was called Clu.
Sean comes to find out that his father Kevin Flynn programmed Clu to constantly be working to improve the computer world, but the program has gone off on its own track and has begun creating its own world while trying to remove a kind of program called Isos. The Isos believe Sean Flynn is basically their savior sent to destroy the evil Clu.
All of this will be going on while the real, missing Kevin Flynn is somewhere else in the world riding around on a vintage Light Cycle. When they meet, will Flynn side with his evil program self, or the son he abandoned?
I have to be honest, I’m not someone who was ever excited about this movie or what was going on with it. But reading all of this information and finally getting an idea of what the movie might hold is definitely a little intriguing.
Keep in mind that this is just a source and none of this is confirmed content. Considering the detail, though, it sounds pretty damn legit to me.