My Brush with George Clooney (and Why I’m Excited for Disney’s Tomorrowland)

Last October, my daughter and I had the fabulous opportunity to attend New York City Comic Con. We waited with hundreds of other people to stake our claim at the first panel of the Con – Disney’s Big Hero 6 and Tomorrowland. Sitting just 8 rows or so from the main stage, we whooped and cheered with everyone else as Disney filmmakers introduced stars and clips from both of these blockbusters. The energy in the room was electric.

During the Tomorrowland panel, we listened as the charming Hugh Laurie lovingly roasted George Clooney in his absence, until…suprise!!…Clooney himself came onto the panel from backstage. The crowd. went. wild.

George Clooney via NYCC

photo above is a screenshot from this NY Comic Con recap video

After some playful banter between the stars, we were shown an exclusive extended scene from Tomorrowland, due in theaters May 22. It featured Clooney and co-star Britt Robertson and was full of action. It’s clear that this film is high-concept and action-packed.

Tomorowland Movie Poster in Theaters May 22 2015

About Tomorrowland

From Disney comes two-time Oscar® winner Brad Bird’s riveting, mystery adventure “Tomorrowland,” starring Academy Award® winner George Clooney. Bound by a shared destiny, former boy-genius Frank (Clooney), jaded by disillusionment, 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.

Featuring a screenplay by “Lost” writer and co-creator Damon Lindelof and Brad Bird, from a story by Lindelof & Bird & Jeff Jensen, “Tomorrowland” promises to take audiences on a thrill ride of nonstop adventures through new dimensions that have only been dreamed of.

The Tomorrowland panel and extended preview at New York Comic Con were fantastic. And this most recent trailer absolutely gives me goosebumps. I’m so excited to see Tomorrowland in theaters, and will have my own super special pin in hand as I get read for the magic and adventure of this film.

TOMORROWLAND opens in theaters everywhere on May 22nd!

pin from Disney Tomorrowland movie