|The producers and writers claimed that Tron: Legacy was “Flynn’s story”, and that certain characters were not used so they could be “saved for a later film where they’d potentially have something to do.” So it sounds possible that the next film could feature Morgan and Boxleitner, |
I read this as "we didn't realized the fans would be so pissed at not having Yori/Lora and Ram in the film, so we're gonna do some fantastic retconning to make it sound like we did it on purpose, and say it was all part of a plan, a little gift from Encom."
In my private fic, I actually do work Dillinjr into the story-- though not, of course, as a villain. Sam finds out Dillinjr's been hanging around in the digitization lab asking questions, and calls him out on the carpet, telling him in no uncertain terms that he is NOT to mess around in Digitization. However, my OC (who's Sam's secretary and is helping him rebuild his dad's project) gets suspicious and goes into the office on a Saturday, ostensibly to get some work done.
What she really does is snoop around and see if Dillinjr's up to something (secretly, because she knows Sam, who doesn't get on with Dillinjr for obvious reasons, will fly off the handle so she doesn't want to say anything until she knows what's going on). Going through the security logs, she sees he appropriated the access card of a former employee who worked jointly in Digitization and Programming (so as his boss, Dillinjr had access to this guy's files when he left the company) and has been hitting the Dig lab in the evening/on weekends for the past couple weeks. She also sees he's got the Dig lab system quarantined.
She tracks him down in the Dig lab and asks him what he's doing-- and he tells her when he came in that morning, he found a virus of some sort had taken over, even overwhelming Encom's current security software, Gaius. Even Dillinjr can't figure out how to get rid of it, so he quarantined the Digitization system so it wouldn't spread to the rest of the company network at least. She tells him to stay put, rounds up Sam, Alan, Quorra, and Tron, and they rez into the Encom system to get rid of the virus and rescue Gaius (thus proving, of course, that Encom should've stuck with the Tron software all along instead of insisting on uninstalling it to put in this new Gaius program they came up with...). Adventure ensues. Etc.
(Along the way they meet up with a program Dillinjr wrote [and the scene's a good illustration of the bond between user and program]; they also learn that in the week or two-- that translates to a cycle or two "inside"-- that he was digitizing himself, he fell for a code compiler program he met but he thought programs and users could never be in a relationship, so while they both knew they were into each other, the relationship never progressed beyond an intense friendship and then when the virus took over, this program was rounded up and executed.)