Tomorrowland

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.

For the most part, Disney has kept Tomorrowland shrouded in mystery. Even the earlier trailer and footage descriptions seemed to raise more questions than they answered. And although we’re bound to learn a bit more as the release date gets closer, I suspect we’ll still be in for a few big surprises at the theater.

But that’s part of what makes Tomorrowland so intriguing. We’re plenty familiar with the studio’s biggest franchises — Marvel, Star Wars, those live-action fairy tales — but it’s great to see the studio stretch its wings with an original adventure.

Tomorrowland opens May 22, 2015.

From Disney comes two-time Oscar® winner Brad Bird’s “Tomorrowland,” a riveting mystery adventure 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 film also stars Hugh Laurie as brilliant scientist David Nix, Raffey Cassidy, Tim McGraw, Judy Greer, Kathryn Hahn, Keegan-Michael Key and Thomas Robinson.

“Tomorrowland” is produced by Damon Lindelof, Brad Bird and Jeffrey Chernov and directed by Brad Bird, with John Walker, Brigham Taylor, Jeff Jensen and Bernard Bellew serving as executive producers. “Tomorrowland” opens in U.S. theaters on May 22, 2015.

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