SDCC: Tron 2, New Moon, Alice, Christmas Carol

Brief news flashes from what we’re hearing on the ground in San Diego.

As the Con rolls on, our reporters in the field are feeding us bits and pieces of information as they go. Proper stories on these will appear tomorrow, however, for now we’ll bring you brief news flashes about the most important information coming out of Hall H this evening/afternoon.

Tron 2

The sequel to Tron, hinted at during last year’s Comic-Con, will be called Tron Legacy. Audiences were treated to images of the new lightcycles and a small run of footage from the film, which is due out in 2011.

The Twilight Saga: New Moon

During a press conference before the main presentation in Hall H, members of the New Moon cast elaborated on what we can expect from the sequel to 2008’s Twilight. Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson revealed that the role of Edward has been enhanced for the new film in the form of, reportedly, hallucinations. The character is absent for much of the story in New Moon, and Pattinson said that he thought it would be cheesy were they to just include voiceovers, and so the scriptwriter Melissa Rosenberg worked in a new way for the actor to appear in the flesh, so to speak.

A Christmas Carol

The word from the Disney presentation is that the upcoming CGI version of A Christmas Carol will be much darker than audiences were perhaps expecting, with several Tweets suggesting that it will receive at least a PG-13 rating in the United States.

Alice In Wonderland

Johnny Depp was on hand in a surprise appearance for the panel, where footage was screened multiple times. The sound of 6,000 people screaming when he appeared was reportedly deafening, as you would expect.

More news will be uploaded as and when we receive it.