Walt Disney Pictures will replay footage from Marvel Studios’ Avengers: Age of Ultron (in Canada) during the Super Bowl XLIX festivities, but the Mouse House project that will benefit most from its respective game day preview is Tomorrowland. The sci-fi adventure has gained traction amongst cinephiles of late, but awareness within the general public isn’t so pronounced by comparison.
Above, we have a teaser for the Tomorrowland Super Bowl trailer [UPDATE: You can now watch the full trailer, featured above]. Similar to the movie’s theatrical trailer, the footage here revolves around the discovery of Tomorrowland by young protagonist Casey (Britt Robertson), with the voiceover narration provided by George Clooney – playing Frank, a onetime boy genius who (for reasons that will be revealed during the actual film) grows up to become a brilliant, yet disillusioned and reclusive inventor.
Here is the official synopsis for Tomorrowland:
Bound by a shared destiny, a bright, optimistic teen bursting with scientific curiosity and a former boy-genius inventor jaded by disillusionment embark on a danger-filled mission to unearth the secrets of an enigmatic place somewhere in time and space that exists in their collective memory as “Tomorrowland.”
Tomorrowland was co-written/directed by Oscar-winner Brad Bird (The Incredibles, Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol), armed with a premise and mythology inspired by Disney’s Tomorrowland theme park attraction – and engineered by Damon Lindelof (Lost, Prometheus).
This marriage of creative minds – Bird the expert in whiz-bang entertainment and Lindelof’s best trait as a storyteller being his ambitious concepts – is shaping up to be a successful one that brings out the best in their respective artistic sensibilities. And if you’re still not clear on why we’re anticipating this one as much as we are, then be sure and read our description of the Tomorrowland footage shown at the 2014 New York Comic-Con.
[Correction on the Avengers: Age of Ultron Super Bowl trailer. It will play in Canada only and will not feature new footage.]
Tomorrowland debuts in U.S. theaters on May 22nd, 2015.