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Wednesday 21 February 2018

Tron stars show up at Comic-Con

Michael Sheen, Olivia Wilde, Garrett Hedlund and Jeff Bridges attended Comic-Con
Michael Sheen, Olivia Wilde, Garrett Hedlund and Jeff Bridges attended Comic-Con

Jeff Bridges, Michael Sheen and Olivia Wilde were in attendance as the highly-anticipated follow-up film to 1982's Tron wowed the crowd at Comic-Con.

The cast and creators of Tron: Legacy discussed the new film and shared about eight minutes of 3-D footage with some 6,000 fans at the annual convention.

The clip centred on the character of Sam Flynn, played by Garrett Hedlund, entering the digital world where his father disappeared decades earlier. Hedlund is shown being whisked away from the real world, stripped of his clothes and dressed in the glowing suit that has become a symbol of the Tron world.

The actors wore custom-made illuminated suits wired with electricity during filming. "It was an honour to be able to wear something like that," said Olivia. "It was really beautiful."

Jeff Bridges, who reprises his role as Kevin Flynn from the original film, said, "we were working with black velvet and white adhesive tape" back in the '80s. The Oscar winner actually plays two characters in Tron: Legacy, including a younger version of himself achieved with computer effects.

Michael Sheen, another star of the film, joked that Tron: Legacy is actually in 4-D, saying: "It's a 4-D film because Jeff Bridges brings an extra dimension of awesomeness."

Bridges said the second film appealed to him for the same reasons the first did 27 years ago.

"It tickled the kid in me, to be sucked inside the computer," he said.

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