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Newlywed George Clooney cuts his honeymoon short to go to Comic-Con

2014-10-10 20:00

Los Angeles - Newly married George Clooney surprised fans with an appearance at New York Comic-Con on Thursday.

Clooney, who married human rights lawyer Amal Alamuddin on 27 Sept. 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.

(George Clooney and his wife, Amal Alamuddin)

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 apologised."

Tomorrowland is set for release in May.

Watch the teaser here:

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