TRON Legacy DeepFake

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.

In this edition, watch the dated visual effects used to bring young Jeff Bridges to life in TRON Legacy given a makeover with DeepFake technology. Plus, take a look back at Joe Dante’s darker, Gremlins-esque take on Toy Story with a retrospective on Small Soldiers. And finally, listen to Glenn Close take a look back at some of her most memorable characters, from The Big Chill to the live-action 101 Dalmatians remake and beyond. Read More »

Tron Legacy vinyl

At this year’s Comic-Con at Home, Mondo revealed that they were working on a tenth anniversary re-release of Daft Punk’s propulsive score for Disney’s Tron: Legacy. Details were scarce at the time, but now a new report sheds some light on what fans can expect and shows off some of artist Matt Taylor‘s artwork. Ready to get de-rezzed all over again? Give me your best wild-eyed Michael Sheen impression and meet me below for the details. Read More »

VFX Artists React to TRON

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.

In this edition, see how VFX artists react to the original TRON from 1982 and the sequel TRON Legacy from nearly 30 years later. Plus, Netflix shows off all the Cobra Kai Easter eggs from the first and second season. And finally, Drew Barrymore reunites with her Charlie’s Angels co-star and ex-husband Tom Green. Read More »

The Mandalorian Vinyl Soundtrack and TRON Legacy 10th Anniversary Re-Release

Comic-Con at Home may not be as thrilling as the usual convention fun that comes out of San Diego, but there are still some exciting reveals coming out of the virtual panels that have been released over the past few days. In fact, last night’s Mondo panel for the Art of Soundtracks teased two upcoming releases that will be must-haves for collectors of vinyl soundtracks.

Though details are still being finalized for both of these releases, Mondo provided a sneak peek at a massive vinyl box set for score from the first season of The Mandalorian, as well as a 10th anniversary release of Daft Punk‘s score from TRON Legacy. Get a look at both of these slick new vinyl releases below. Read More »

Tron Lightcycle Ride

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.

In this edition, take a virtual ride through the TRON Lightcycle Power Run attraction from Shanghai Disneyland and learn some fun facts about it. Plus, get a reminder that the Godzilla movie from 1998 got an animated series that followed it, and watch some clips from some of the best Star Wars sketches that have aired on Saturday Night Live over the years. Read More »

TRON 3

Even though the reception to TRON Legacy was mixed, there’s still a vocal contingent of fans who want to return to the grid with yet another sequel in the Disney sci-fi franchise. Even though development on a third movie has been stagnant, we recently learned there was a TRON series in development for Disney+, but it was scrapped before it was ever announced. Many are wondering if TRON has been shut down for good, but TRON Legacy director Joseph Kosinski isn’t so hopeless. Read More »

TRON Legacy LEGO Light Cycle

TRON Legacy hit theaters in 2010, and the fact that the movie exists at all is kind of a miracle. It came 28 years after the original TRON, and it was a project that had been kicked around Disney for a long time. Somehow, the demand of fans led to TRON Legacy actually being made, and it took us back to the world of The Grid, albeit in a much more sleek and technologically sophisticated fashion than the early computer animation of the 1980s original allowed.

However, TRON Legacy didn’t exactly land with as big of a splash as Disney might have hoped. Sure, the movie made over $400 million worldwide, but that was on a budget of $170 million, and that’s probably not including the marketing costs. The movie also only has a 50% on Rotten Tomatoes from critics, and only 63% from the audience ratings. That made the likelihood of seeing TRON 3 come to fruition that much more unlikely, but co-producer Justin Springer hasn’t given up hope yet.

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TRON Legacy Lightcycle LEGO Set

The best thing to happen to the world of LEGO is the user-driven website LEGO Ideas. Custom creations using the trademark building blocks are voted on by fans, and if one gets enough votes, it has the chance of becoming an official LEGO set. That’s how we got the Back to the Future DeLorean time machine LEGO set as well as the Ghostbusters Ecto-1 vehicle LEGO set. And now another movie-inspired LEGO set is coming to shelves at the end of the month.

TRON Legacy may not have been the most critically acclaimed revival of a classic Disney property, but it was a visual feast with one of the best soundtracks of the decade. And now the signature lightcycles from TRON Legacy have been turned into a LEGO set for you to build and display. Check out the TRON Legacy lightcycle LEGO set below. Read More »

TRON Legacy LEGO Light Cycle

Over the years, there have been several awesome custom LEGO sets that have made it to the LEGO Ideas project approval stage, but many of them haven’t been approved by the board who decides which one becomes official LEGO sets. We’ve missed out on seeing possible sets for Shaun of the Dead, Jurassic Park and The Golden Girls come to fruition, but we’ve also been blessed with sets for Back to the Future, Ghostbusters and WALL-E. Now one more fantastic LEGO set that movie fans will love has been approved for production.

LEGO has officially approved a TRON Legacy inspired light cycle playset that will be released sometime next year. You can see what the custom design looked like in the approved LEGO Ideas submission below. Read More »

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There was a crack in the code for Tron: Legacy, and it was that Tron super fan Jared Leto didn’t get to appear in the sequel to the Disney cult classic. That is, according to Tron: Legacy director Joseph Kosinksi.

But that will all be remedied soon when Tron 3 finally moves along, which has had Leto attached to star for several years now. And Kosinski has an update for the tentatively titled Tron: Ascension: It could happen. Eventually.

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