Sunday, June 19, 2011

Elijah Wood to Star in “Tron: Uprising” Television Series

We all know Elijah Wood from the Lord of the Rings movies.

This summer he is also filming the “Hobbit” spin offs reprising his role as Frodo Baggins.

But now it has been announced that Elijah will play the role of Beck in the upcoming “Tron Uprising” animated TV series due to premier in 2012 on Disney XD.

The series will star Bruce Boxleitner as the voice of Tron and Many Moore will provide the voice for Mara.

The television series will follow the plot of the successful Tron movie franchise where a master control program (MCP) sucks people inside a computer game.

As for a third Tron movie, insiders say a lot of that has to do with the success of the television spinoff,

“If there is sufficient interest in the TV series we may use that to launch a third Tron movie. It all depends on what kind of following we can get for the series. If Disney puts its muscle behind it then the legacy will most likely continue – but kids are more familiar with today’s high impact interactive games and high graphic role playing. Motorcycles that ride a beam of light are just not as exciting to kids as they were 20 years ago.”

But even if Tron doesn’t do well on the small screen, Elijah Wood won’t have to worry because he is busy with other projects.

In addition to “The Hobbit” films, Wood will be appearing in “Happy Feet 2 in 3D” later this year.

Reprising his voice role as Mumble, Elijah will return to the Happy Feet franchise along with veterans Elizabeth Daily, Robin Williams, Matt Damon, Brad Pitt, and Hank Azaria.

Happy Feet 2 in 3D will pick up where the last one ended, and Elijah’s character, Mumble the penguin, has a problem.

His son Erik, who is reluctant to dance, encounters The Mighty Sven, a penguin who can fly! Things get worse for Mumble when the world is shaken by powerful forces, causing him to bring together the penguin nations and their allies to set things right.

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