Space Mountain in Tomorrowland

This morning, Disney released a new poster for Tomorrowland. Russ grabbed it before I was finished with breakfast, but I noticed something hidden within the image that is noteworthy – hence this post.

Ever since it was announced that director Brad Bird and screenwriter/producer Damon Lindelof’s secret 1952 project was to be titled Tomorrowland, Disney fanatics have speculated about what role the Disneyland park and Walt Disney himself might play in the film. We know that Walt Disney’s creations at the 1964 World’s Fair play into the plot. (specifically the ‘It’s a Small World After All’ attraction, which was later relocated to Disneyland, where it remains today.) Lindelof has said that the movie will show the origins of Tomorrowland but would not show Disneyland itself — but that doesn’t mean we won’t see notable aspects of Disneyland in the movie itself.

And today’s Tomorrowland poster gives us a first look at that. Will we see Disneyland’s Space Mountain in Tomorrowland?

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Tomorrowland poster

Brad Bird‘s new film Tomorrowland, starring Britt Robertson and George Clooney, is still mysterious, even after the first trailer and TV spot debuts. We know the film follows characters played by Robertson and Clooney as they “embark on a danger-filled mission to unearth the secrets of an enigmatic place somewhere in time and space known only as Tomorrowland.” A new Tomorrowland trailer arrives on Monday, March 9, and that will probably tell us a lot more about the film. Along with that, there will be a live Q&A with Bird and producer Damon Lindelof. For now, we’ve got a new Tomorrowland poster, which you can see below.

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Tomorrowland concept art

This past weekend’s Super Bowl spot was the beginning of the marketing lead up to the release of Brad Bird‘s Tomorrowland. The Disney flick, which stars George Clooney and Britt Robertson, opens May 22. It centers on a girl (Robertson) who discovers an alternate universe where anything is possible. It’s a world well-known by an older scientist (Clooney) who helps her discover its secrets.

The Super Bowl spot began to pull the curtain back more on the look of Tomorrowland itself and, on a newly launched viral site, a few more images have been revealed. If they feel a bit familiar, it’s because it looks a little bit like the city of Xandar in last year’s hit film, Guardians of the Galaxy. Check out some new Tomorrowland concept art below. Read More »

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Ah, the Super Bowl — the one TV program of the year where the commercials are as big a deal as the actual event being televised. This year’s crop of multimillion-dollar spots includes one for Tomorrowland, Disney’s new sci-fi adventure starring George Clooney and Britt Robertson. Brad Bird directed. Watch the Tomorrowland Super Bowl trailer after the jump. Read More »

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Brad Bird, the director of the underrated 1999 animated film The Iron Giant, is playing with Mondo’s latest creation. “I want one,” he says. So do we.

Thursday, the company is releasing their second toy ever, a 16 inch high end reproduction of the iconic robot. To raise awareness for the release, Mondo put out a video of Bird playing with the toy and being amazed by the attention to detail. It’s super cute and awesome. Check out the Brad Bird Iron Giant below. Read More »

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When the director of the first two Star Trek films went to another Star-oriented franchise, the world waited to hear who would direct the third new Star Trek film. Dozens of names were floated for Star Trek 3 and then Roberto Orci, a co-producer and writer on the first two films in the series, stepped into the seat. This was a controversial decision. Orci had never directed a film; fans were worried. Fast-forward a few months and Orci is out. He’s still involved as a producer, but he won’t be directing. The search is on once again on for another director.

As Paramount and Bad Robot frantically try and find someone to hit a planned Summer 2016 release date, we figured we’d help. We came up with 15 names who should, could, and actually might direct Star Trek 3. That means anyone who has an obvious film in the pike is out. Anyone who had passed is out and huge Hail Marys like Spielberg, Nolan or Scorsese are out. What’s left is a half wish-list, half possible list of 15 names. Read our Star Trek 3 director ideas below. Read More »

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George Clooney from Tomorrowland

The first footage that screened from Brad Bird‘s Tomorrowland sounded wonderful. The teaser trailer was great, and now a third piece of footage has been screened. Over the weekend, the D23 Destination D event in Florida (which we first told you about not long ago) revealed a brand new scene from Tomorrowland. The scene takes place at the World’s Fair in 1964 and stars the young version of George Clooney‘s character. You can read about the Tomorrowland World’s Fair scene below.

In addition, there’s some minor controversy surrounding the film as Oscar-winning sound designer and editor Walter Murch was reportedly let go from the production. Read more about Tomorrowland below. Read More »

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Earlier this year, news broke that The Incredibles and Ratatouille were getting 3D post-conversions. The two Brad Bird-directed Oscar-winners are already on Blu-ray, but the rumor was that these conversions could be for upgraded 3D Blu-ray discs. Soon after that rumor landed, a 3D version of Ratatouille hit shelves overseas. Nothing happened with The Incredibles, however. Now, a new rumor says that, unlike Ratatouille, The Incredibles 3D conversion could be going to the big screen. Read More »

Brad Bird Star Wars

Brad Bird had a big decision, one many film fans would love to have to make. In a new interview, the director of Tomorrowland once again talked about being approached to direct Star Wars Episode VII and strongly considering the job, but being so deep into pre-production on Tomorrowland he had to turn the Star Wars gig down.

However, Bird strongly considered making Tomorrowland then jumping right into a Galaxy Far, Far Away. Watch Bird talk about turning down Star Wars Episode VII below. Read More »