George Clooney, who recently lost his title as most-eligible bachelor, surprised the main-stage crowd Thursday at New York Comic Con when he showed up to a secret preview of “Tomorrowland.” To appear at the event, Clooney apparently ditched his honeymoon, or at least shortened it, with wife Amal Alamuddin, a human-rights lawyer.
“It is not lost on me that I’m spending my honeymoon at comic con,” said Clooney, according to the Wall Street Journal.
“I think I was disinvited from comic con for 20 years,” he said. It was a reference to when he starred in “Batman & Robin” with Arnold Schwarzenegger and Chris O’Donnell in 1997. “I met Adam West backstage, and I’m like, I’m sorry,” Clooney cracked. “He gave me a fist bump, and I said just hit me.”
When a brief teaser of “Tomorrowland” showed at Comic Con, the actor was disappointed. “What the hell?” Clooney joked. “Is that it?”
Clooney, 53, stars in “Tomorrowland” as the inventor Frank Walker. The Internet Movie Database offers a short description of the film: “Bound by a shared destiny, a teen bursting with scientific curiosity and a former boy-genius inventor embark on a mission to unearth the secrets of a place somewhere in time and space that exists in their collective memory.”
Director Brad Bird "has a beautiful vision of the film he wants to make," Clooney added, according to People.
Anticipation for the movie, which is a reported blend of “Westworld,” “The Wizard of Oz” and “Close Encounters of the Third Kind,” is going to grow, the Journal wrote.
Clooney offered a little bit more about the movie. “Everybody dies in the end,” he joked.
Meanwhile, its director gushed about the film’s main actor. "There's something about George,” Bird told Entertainment Weekly. "You can see the wheels turning in his eyes, and he reads as somebody who is very principled. He seems like a very pragmatic guy who also dreams, but he's not flighty. There's an integrity to him that you feel."
“Tomorrowland” hits theaters May 22, 2015. Check out the trailer below:
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