“What if there is a secret place where nothing is impossible, a miraculous place where you could actually change the world. You wanna go?” a steely George Clooney asks in the first footage released for Disney’s Tomorrowland.
The teaser trailer, for what is set to be next summer’s blockbuster, premiered at New York Comic Con on Thursday after Clooney surprised the crowd by crashing the movie’s panel. The film, which has been shrouded with more security than the Disney vault, comes courtesy of director Brad Bird (Ratatouille) and screenwriter-producer Damon Lindelof (Lost).
Fans have been clamoring for footage from the film, which centers on George Clooney as an inventor named Frank who enlists the help of a young girl named Casey to unlock the secrets of “an enigmatic place somewhere in time and space known only as ‘Tomorrowland.’” According to a report from Deadline, Clooney introduced a second clip that involved his character fighting off a deluge of bad guys alongside Casey before escaping in a flying bathtub.
With a premiere date set for next May, fans have time to visit the “Tomorrowland” section of Disney parks and gleam what inspiration the creators might have taken for the film.
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