NEW YORK — Newly-married George Clooney surprised fans with an appearance at New York Comic-Con on Oct. 9.
Clooney, who married human rights lawyer Amal Alamuddin on Sept. 27 in Venice, Italy, walked on stage during a panel discussion for the upcoming Disney fantasy film, Tomorrowland, in which he plays a hermit inventor.
“It’s not lost on me that I’m spending my honeymoon at Comic-Con,” Clooney told the crowd to thunderous applause.
Panel moderator Chris Hardwick then asked the actor, “So what did you say, ‘Honey we’re going to Comic-Con.’”
“She was as confused as you all were,” Clooney said.
Before walking on stage, Disney showed the crowd a two-minute trailer of the film.
“We’ve been waiting on this for a year and a half and that’s it,” Clooney told director Brad Bird. “I’m barely in the teaser.”
Later, Clooney introduced an exclusive clip from the film that prominently showed him and Britt Robertson in an action sequence.
Clooney called the experience larger than anything he’s ever done.
“We were all over the world for this film. Hugh (Laurie) and I got to get in trouble in the Bahamas. That was fun, two former television doctors,” Clooney told the crowd to prolonged laughter. “Bring on that McSteamy guy, we’ll take on all of them TV doctors.”
Laurie starred on House, while Clooney appeared on ER. He also hammed it up with references to superheroes. “Since I did Batman, I’ve been de-invited from Comic-Con. … I met Adam West and apologized.”
Tomorrowland is set for release in May.