The Japanese trailer for ‘Tomorrowland’ is spoilertastic

My guess is that the Japanese trailer for Brad Bird's upcoming “Tomorrowland” gives away as much information as it does because they think it's a harder sell in that market.

All I know is the American trailer felt to me like it was trying to sell a mood more than the actual story. They only hinted at things. This time, they show you more of the material from when George Clooney's character is a little boy, they introduce the mysterious Athena (Raffey Cassidy), and we hear very clearly that Casey (Britt Robertson) is “the chosen one.”

I don't expect Brad Bird, Jeff Jensen, and Damon Lindelof to just tell us a simple riff on the monomyth, though. I have a feeling there's some bait and switch going on here…


I had no idea Keegan Michael Key and Kathryn Hahn were in this, and their look is sort of amazing. More than anything, I want to see how this film plays with the reality of the Disney parks. This is the first time the company has done anything this meta, and they've always seemed so careful about how they use the image of Walt Disney himself. To suggest a massive historical conspiracy with Disney involved is enormously cheeky, and I would imagine the studio would never let Bird and his collaborators get away with it if they didn't approve of how Disney's being used.

We'll find out when “Tomorrowland” arrives in theaters May 22nd.