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 September 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.Also read:George Clooney marries ladylove Amal Alamuddin
"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.
This was Clooney's first ever appearance at Comic-Con, and the actor joked he was "disinvited" from the annual gathering of geek culture because of his role as Batman in the infamous 1997 flop, Batman and Robin.
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. We fist-bumped and I was like, 'Yeah, just hit me. Sorry about the nipples on the suit. Freeze, freeze! I apologise.'"
Tomorrowland" is set for release in May.