Fans of Tron: Legacy have a little something to be excited about in the next few days. Actress Olivia Wilde will reprise her role from the 2010 sequel to the 1982 cult classic. Her character Quorra, voiced by Wilde, will appear in an installment of the animated TV show Tron: Uprising. The episode, titled “Isolated,” is scheduled to air July 5th, on Disney XD.
Toy News International pointed out this bit of casting. From the description of “Isolated,” you have to wonder if Quorra might appear in a flashback, or as a memory.
After making a daring theft for a valuable data cube from General Tesler’s base, Beck [voiced by Elijah Wood], as The Renegade, escapes on his light jet over the Sea of Simulation. Paige [Emmaunuelle Chriqui] engages The Renegade in an aerial dogfight and the two nemeses crash on a remote island. Upon discovering the island is disintegrating into the sea, the two foes must call a temporary truce and are forced to work together on a plan to survive. These unfolding events cause Paige to reflect on her personal history and the life she led before turning into a soldier of the Occupation. Paige reveals she once knew the program Quorra (voiced by Olivia Wilde, “TRON: Legacy”) who was on the run from the Occupation and hid in Paige’s hometown.
That sounds like two characters sitting around talking. Eventually one is going to stare off into the distance, adopt a serious tone, and talk about her past as the picture fades to black and white so you can experience her memories for yourself.
Quorra is a warrior program, and functions as a bodyguard and confidante to Kevin Flynn (Jeff Bridges) in Legacy. She likes books and longs to experience the world outside of the Grid.
Tron: Uprising features an awesome voice cast. In addition to the folks already mentioned, the list includes the original Tron, Bruce Boxleitner, Lance Henriksen (Aliens), Reginald VelJohsnon (Die Hard), Paul “Pee Wee Herman” Reubens, Tricia Helfer (Battlestar Gallactica), Lance Reddick (Fringe), and more. It’s a good time.