When I went and saw Tron I had a naggin feeling about Castor and the inspiration behind his character. Recently the Tron page on Facebook asked the fans this question and I thought I would summarize the results.
By far the majority of people said he was patterned after David Bowie ie Labyrinth, which I tend to agree with. But here are some other ideas:
Ziggy Stardust – 2nd most popular response
Jester from DMC3
Jim Carry as Riddler
Mirovingian from The Matrix
Gene Wilder as Victor Frankenstien
Ruby Rodes in the 5th element
and some others…
I’d heard of Tron all my life (it came out the year after I was born), but I never watched it until this summer (thanks guys!) and now I’m totally stoked for the long awaited sequel. A lot of people bag on sequels because of “lack of originality” yadah yadah yadah; but in all reality the classic stories are just as good and quite often better than the new ones. I’m all for creativity, but too often in Hollywood these days that creativity takes a wrong turn.
Here’s a cool little clip that just came out as a teaser for the new movie: