There have been rumors of a Tron sequel for about a decade, but I choose to get incredibly excited about each and every rumor, because Tron is totally fucking awesome. Anyways, Dark Horizons says Disney is planning a full 3-D and CG Tron sequel for 2011. I’d like to make a few requests if I may: make sure to have some live-action, otherwise it’ll be dull; make sure to include Bruce Boxleitner, because I’m pretty sure he’s free; and finally, make sure it’s all an elaborate metaphor about the joys of doing drugs, like the original. (Via Kotaku)
Robert Bricken is one of the original co-founders of the site formerly known as Topless Robot, and its first editor-in-chief, serving from 2008-12. He brought the site to prominence with “nerd news, humor and self-loathing” as its motto, raising it from total internet obscurity to a readership in the millions, with help from his savage “FAQ” movie reviews and Fan Fiction Fridays. Under his tenure Topless Robot was covered by Gawker, Wired, Defamer, New York magazine, ABC News, and others, and his articles have been praised by Roger Ebert, Avengers actor Clark Gregg, comedian and The Daily Show correspondent John Hodgman, the stars of Mystery Science Theater 3000 and Rifftrax, and others. He is currently the managing editor of io9.com. Despite decades as both an amateur and professional nerd, he continues to be completely unprepared for either the zombie apocalypse or the robot uprising.