Discuss: Will Tron Be the Victim of Hype?

Hall H was the first place on the planet where test footage for Tron was shown. Now, two years later, Tron returns to the familiar grounds of Comic-Con to try to build on a mountain of hype that has ebbed and flowed since what was probably a premature announcement back at CC 2008.

Today, the Tron panel at Comic-Con had fans shouting “De-Rez!” and stomping their feet in order to be used in the sound mix of the film. The usual discussions were had – the same sort of conversations that keep emerging about the film. Without a doubt, the room was surging with fandom for the panel, but success at Comic-Con (even success for three years in a row) doesn’t necessarily mean success in the real world.

Not only is it sequel to a cult favorite, it’s also stayed afloat on a sea of news and information for two full years. We’ve gotten sneak peeks and pictures and title screens and teasers and trailers and viral marketing. It begs the question:

Is the world oversaturated with Tron: Legacy more than four months before it even comes out?

A veteran of writing about movies for nearly a decade, Scott Beggs has been the Managing Editor of Film School Rejects since 2009. Despite speculation, he is not actually Walter Mathau's grandson. See? He can't even spell his name right.

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