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For those who attended, or consequently, followed our coverage of last year’s San Diego Comic-Con, you should be aware of the surprise footage shown from Disney’s upcoming sequel to the cult classic Tron. As it turns out, that footage wasn’t a trailer for the actual sequel, but test footage that director Joseph Kosinski used to sell the studio on the project and his vision. It was a 2-minute piece of test footage that undoubtedly shook the roof off of San Diego’s Convention Center.

According to Radical Studios publisher Barry Levine, who is publishing an illustrated novel called Oblivion by Kosinski next year, the director plans to blow the roof off in San Diego again this coming year with a full-length trailer. Here is what he had to say at Radical’s New York Comic-Con panel today, as reported by io9:

“This year, he’s going to have a trailer, not of the entire film, but just what he’s been shooting. He started shooting in April, and given his pedigree and what I know about the film and what I know about Joe—the film will be amazing. So he’ll show that trailer there.”

Assuming this is all true, this would certainly up the anticipation around Disney’s presentation at the Con in July, second only to the screaming rock concert atmosphere that will likely surround a panel for the Twilight sequel New Moon. Also, as Pete over at /Film points out, it is interesting that Disney has allowed the aforementioned test footage to remain on YouTube ever since last year’s SDCC. I do wish that someone would release the footage in HD though, as the YouTube version doesn’t do it justice. So of course we will be front and center in San Diego when this one drops.

Are you planning on attending this year’s San Diego Comic-Con?


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