|spacedinosaurblue Wrote:I could be mistaken, but I believe the situation is this:
Starlight Runner and the producers tried to organize all the fiction into one timeline.
Tron: Betrayal is most accurate to a single order of events and fits with Tron: Legacy
Tron: Evolution is relatively accurate, but it contains some conflicts because there wasn't sufficient communication with everyone else.
Until the further canonize characters and events in Evolution (perhaps some appear in Uprising), I'm sticking with Betrayal and Legacy, as well as website timelines and a lot of the Flynn Lives alternate reality game plot info.
I'm of the Tron: Betrayal school due to the accuracy of it, but there were a little bit of contradiction in how Tron fought Clu in the book compared to the film version. One reason I think is because the comic version came out before the film and there may have been some mis-communication between Marvel and Disney in the story elements.
Evolution was interesting of a concept but the idea of CLU using Abraxas' presence as a created scapegoat reminds me too much of the US conspiracy stories of the government rigging 9/11. It's an old concept and technique that governments use, which I can understand to divert attention and place the blame. Clu created Abraxas as a pretext to go to war with the ISOs.
Now, if the ISOs were so special as someone pointed out, they would've been able to adapt and wipe out the programs handily with their skills and regenerative ability. But the programs had an advantage: CLU who is nearly omniscient and close to the power level of Flynn.
Legacy never mentioned Abraxas nor Anon. I was a bit disturbed on the disjointed pacing of the story of Legacy and you can tell by the way it was edited. If you look at Tron (1982), it had a good sense of flow and structure in a classical manner.
In a way, I think that Tron: Uprising is a very slick way for the LOST writers to cover their a$$es by back-pedaling to attempt to change our perspective in regards to Legacy.
Anyway, I expect TRON 3 to see the return of Clu, either re-coded by Sam because he would be the only program that can sniff out Kevin's digital-DNA on the grid to hunt for his pieces. The other possibility is that if Sam does that, the CLU would have to look like, well, Sammy himself.
Otherwise, it's all pointing to Dillinger Jr as the new plot development. And with the new writer, they can't afford to f--k it up.