Tron Legacy. What's the longest gap between original and sequel?

The trailer for Tron Legacy is out now.

That’s 28 years later, with the same cast - both Jeff Bridges and Bruce Boxleitner return.

So what’s the longest gap between original and sequel, with the same cast?

The Hustler / The Color of Money - 25 years (Paul Newman in both)
Psycho / Psycho 2 - 23 years (Perkins & Miles are in both)
Wall Street / Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps - 23 years (Douglas & Sheen in both)
Carrie / The Rage: Carrie 2 - 22 years (Amy Irving is in both)

Trailer looks awesome. Can’t help you on the ? though.

The Last Picture Show (1971) and Texasville (1990); 29 years or so. (edited to add that this is a suggestion, not the definitive answer)

The thread in which I found that (thanks Google!) has a number of other contenders, most of which I would disqualify for one reason or another (especially regarding the OP’s “same cast” criterion… but the 66-year gap between Disney’s Bambi and Bambi II was an interesting one.


Another interesting one that may not meet everyone’s standards: Ted V. Mikels, writer/director of The Astro-Zombies (1968) came out with a straight-to-video sequel in 2002, Mark of of the Astro-Zombies, a 33 -year gap. According to IMdB, both even star Tura Satana!


I believe Omni is subtley pointing out that the gap there is only 19 years.

Indeed, I checked Last Picture Show myself, and 19 years isn’t even in the running.

I notice that Sword and the Sorcerer’s sequel, called Tales of an Ancient Empire, comes out this year, which is the same gap as Tron.

Not a film but a book.

Official sequel after a century or so


Don’t mind me, I’m running on caffeine fumes by now. :stuck_out_tongue:

The Maltese Falcon (Bogart version) --> The Black Bird: 33 years.

The sequel starred George Segal as the son of Bogart’s Sam Spade and had two of the three living cast members (Elisha Cook, Jr., and Lee Patrick). Mary Astor was still alive, but Brigid probably wouldn’t have been.

Despite being a comedy, the film is a direct sequel to the original, where Spade discovers even more secrets about the Falcon statuette (the same one from the original).

Does Fantasia (1940) and Fantasia 2000 (1999) count? 59 years?

Gone with the Wind 1939 –> Scarlett 1994

55 years

I believe the phrase “cultural cannibalism” was used.

They do both feature Mickey Mouse (in the Sorcerer’s Apprentice sequences), so you could make a case that they fit the OP’s “same cast” criteria.

WarGames and WarGames: The Dead Code-25 years.

I guess if we included animated fatures (which we probably shouldn’t) then the winner may be Bambi (1942) and Bambi II (2006). 64 years!

What future sequels? Duke Nukem and Duke Nukem Forever have a near-infinite span of time between the two…

“Un Homme et une Femme” was made in 1966 and the sequel “Un Homme et une Femme-20 ans deja” came out in 1986 with the two leads: Jean-Louis Trintignant and Anouk Aimee.

Ah, Tron. This was the first movie my family watched on our brand-new-top-loading-the-remote-is-wired-to-the-device VCR.

memories :slight_smile: