Wrong – the newly-married Clooney instead turned up at Comic Con in New York on Thursday. The 53-year-old actor surprised the audience when he took to the stage for Disney’s Tomorrowland panel.
And the timing didn't go unnoticed by Clooney, who jokingly remarked: "It is not lost on me that I’m spending my honeymoon at Comic-Con."
The Oscar-winner, who married human rights lawyer Alamuddin on 27 September, was asked by panel moderator Chris Hardwick: “So what did you say, 'Honey we're going to Comic-Con.”'
To which he replied: “She was as confused as you all were.”
Clooney plays a hermit traveller in the film, which is directed by Brad Bird and also stars Hugh Laurie and Britt Robertson.
The science-fiction movie depicts a curious teen (Robertson) and former boy-genius inventor (Clooney) seeking to unravel the secrets of a place somewhere in time and space that exists in their collective memory.
Clooney introduced an exclusive clip from the film showing the pair in action and said Tomorrowland was “larger” than many other projects he had worked on.
Films to watch this season
Films to watch this season
1/5 Mr Turner, 31 October
Timothy Spall plays the British artist in Mike Leigh's new film Mr Turner. A look at the last quarter-century of his life, the biopic highlights the disparities between Turner's brilliance as an artist and flaws as a man
2/5 Unbroken, 26 December
Written by the Coen Brothers and directed by Angelina Jolie, this Second World War drama chronicles the life of Louis Zamperini (Jack O'Connell), who was captured by Japanese forces
3/5 Interstellar, 7 November
Directed by Christopher Nolan, Interstellar features Oscar winners Matthew McConaughey and Anne Hathaway. A group of explorers travel through a wormhole - or space "shortcut" - on a voyage aimed at saving humanity
4/5 The Imitation Game, 14 November
Keira Knightley and Benedict Cumberbatch star in Alan Turing biopic The Imitation Game. Cumberbatch has been tipped to win an Oscar for his performance as the mathematical genius, who lives with the pressure of hiding his sexuality at a time when homosexuality was criminalised
5/5 Annie, 26 December
Oscar-nominated Quvenzhané Wallis is the new little orphan Annie in this reboot of the much-loved musical. A perfect family film
He also spoke about his antics with co-star Laurie, referencing their past roles as doctors in House and ER.
“We were all over the world for this film. Hugh and I got to get in trouble in the Bahamas. That was fun, two former television doctors," he said.
"Bring on that McSteamy guy, we'll take on all of them TV doctors."
Tomorrowland is scheduled for release on 22 May in the US.Reuse content