|AriesT Wrote:I still do believe (kind of) that someone from the outside could read our stuff here. And if we really reach Disney (no matter how we should do this), I'd love to see the best ideas here. No matter who writes them down. (Discussion is good but keep it short.
I already mentioned the Return of Kevin Flynn part in my big postings.
AriesT, I second that on both parts, the likelihood of reaching Disney and the importance of Flynn returning in the sequel.
RE Disney checking out our site :
No pun intended, this is "a small world after all"...since its inception, internet fan bases have remained an invaluable market research tool for the TV/film industry execs/creative teams to gauge the public's response to plot-lines, characters' popularity in a film or episodic. There are employees whose sole job it is to keep an eye on public reaction/response, and the web is the number one way to do that. If we look at it from a logical manpower/hours standpoint -- in an industry where millions of dollars are being spent every day and where folks are already working 20-hour days just to get projects done,... is team staff going to go out of their way to take polls and make market survey calls? or are they going to simply get online and peruse the fan sites to gauge where the public's head is at? The latter, most likely. See what I'm saying?
So, while it's unrealistic to think Disney would constantly troll fan sites like ours every single day, logic does dictate that fans' input and ideas are periodically and regularly taken into account by means of the easiest, quickest way to do so - sites like ours.
Again, taking it back to logic, for Disney or any other corporation to not listen to such input would be like offering a product and paying absolutely no attention to consumer reviews of it.
All that said, I think the idea of keeping this thread as a sticky topic and keeping it to serious ideas only is a GREAT one.
Probably also a good idea would be for us to keep the thread moderated very closely in order to cull out inappropriate posts/offensive language etc - just as a matter of respect to Disney and to the Tron franchise creators, if they're going to spend even a fraction of their valuable time checking by our site. Know what I mean?
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RE: Kevin Flynn returning in the sequel :
I agree, we gotta have Kevin Flynn. I like the idea of the 'supporting role', as some have suggested.
One curious thing I've noticed in browsing fan fiction sites recently and wanted to mention -- there's a certain small constituent of folks who apparently really-really-really don't like Flynn at all in Legacy or in the whole Tron saga, and who seem to be very strong on the side of Clu, to the point of being as angry at Flynn and judgmental of his many mistakes as Clu was.
On one hand that's a lil' bit disturbing to me, partly because I do like and respect Flynn, very much, and it also makes me wanna go, "wow, ok, lotta angry or hurting kids out there - just how many potential 'Clu's' do we have running loose in the physical world'?"
...... but, on the other hand it also denotes in a good way the strength of what Kevin Flynn's character represents in the saga : a human, naturally fallible man who stepped into a digital world much larger and more potentially-dangerous than he knew how to deal with, and who made one mistake after the other in trying to deal with it, trying to be "the Creator".
Isn't that one of the fundamental moral premises behind the whole story of Tron? - i.e. the concept of how dangerous it is to try to play God, and how doomed from the start it is, no matter who you are? Or maybe allegorical for the parent/child archetype, and struggle/challenge it represents?
If so then I think THAT'S one of the most powerful reasons Kevin Flynn is the heart and soul of the film. Because what would any of us do if placed into the same situation as he was? Probably fall prey to our own shortcomings, make a huge mess even with the best intentions, and end up with a program like Clu hating us for not being perfect and wreaking sheer and utter havoc.
In short, Tron, powerful story, Kevin Flynn, powerful character. Gotta have Flynn. Also think Alan Bradley is the perfect counterpart to that energy, the logical and more grounded side of Flynn. Think we need both characters in the sequel, I really really do.