This afternoon, the US official teaser trailer for TOMORROWLAND, directed by Brad Bird, debuted during the film’s panel at New York Comic-Con. Special guests on the panel included director Brad Bird, screenwriter-producer Damon Lindelof and stars Hugh Laurie, Britt Robertson and Shiloh Nelson. George Clooney was not scheduled to participate, but fans were in for a royal treat when they saw him show up!
Laurie set up the pre-planned surprise by taking a few digs at his off-stage co-star. Asked what it was like to work with Clooney, he said that while everyone knows about George’s charm and generosity, his absence freed Laurie to note that there’d been “no mention of the drinking. No mention of the ceaseless shouting…” at which point Clooney sauntered on, bringing the raucous crowd to its feet.
“Hugh, it is not lost on me that I m spending my honeymoon at Comic-Con,” Clooney deaadpanned, his appearance coming less than two weeks after getting married in Venice. Looking soigne as usual in all black, he played directly to an adoring audience: “It’s good to see you all. If you guys need to know anything about the plot just ask me,” he said, taking a beat before adding, “Everybody dies in the end.”
“Yes this is my first Comic-Con,” he admitted . “Since my Batman, I’d been disinvited from Comic-Con. I met Adam West back there, it was like, Hey, I’m really sorry..sorry about the nipples on the suit…” He called Tomorrowland “larger than most things I’ve been around” and said Bird “has a real vision for what he wanted to do. It was really fun to do.” H e added that he and Laurie — “two former television doctors” — got to get in trouble in the Bahamas [via Deadline].
In Tomorrowland, former boy-genius Frank (George Clooney) and Casey (Britt Robertson), a bright, optimistic teen bursting with scientific curiosity, embark on a danger-filled mission to unearth the secrets of an enigmatic place somewhere in time and space known only as “Tomorrowland.” What they must do there changes the world—and them—forever.
TOMORROWLAND opens in theaters May 22, 2015.
Teaser trailer and photos from the NYCC panel below.
Tomorrowland – Teaser Trailer