This experience was all thanks to Marvel Studios and Disney, but the opinions are 100% my own.
There is nothing like a Marvel red carpet – and no two are the same. I recently hit up LA and attended the Thor: Ragnarok premiere and of course, it was an amazing experience. I was really excited about this one because it was at one of my favorite theaters – the El Capitan Theatre – which I had not been to for a while. It is a totally gorgeous and historic theater and I highly recommend that everyone go visit it at some point in their life. I knew this was going to be a busy carpet, but I didn’t realize just how amazing the vibe would be. It was so high energy and buzzing with excitement. As soon as we pulled up I grabbed my photo buddy, Joyce from Women and Their Pretties. and we headed off.
James Gunn Showed Off My Tattoo!
It just so happened that James Gunn and his girlfriend, Jennifer Holland, where entering the carpet at the same time we were. I normally am not the type to yell out someone’s name in this type of situation, but since we had met before and he even asked to take a photo with my Guardians of the Galaxy tattoo, I figured he wouldn’t mind. He headed right over to me, asked me how I was doing, and gave me a hug. I showed him how I added Yondu, Ego, and Nebula to my sleeve – and he even called his girlfriend over to show it to her. That moment basically made my night. I am super lucky to have some pretty amazing friends who got some great photos and videos of James and I talking – it is a moment I will never forget.
Kevin Feige Asked If He Would See Me At The Press Event!
You would think that my moment with James would mean there is no way my night could get better – but then it did. As we walked in to the theater Kevin Feige (I hope I don’t have to tell you that he is the President of Marvel Studios) was standing there. He immediately recognized me and even noticed that I had added to my sleeve. We chatted for a bit about the Guardians of the Galaxy press events and how much fun they were. Then he mentioned the Thor: Ragnarok interviews that were happening the next day, and asked if he would see me there. I told him yes and we took a photo. The fact that he recognized me, well, that just made this night even more unforgettable.
I Sat In The Front Row for Thor: Ragnarok!
After the whirlwind carpet, it was time to head to our seats and watch Thor: Ragnarok – with the cast. I was sitting front and dead center, so I had a great view! I know that with Marvel movies it is common to have the cast and filmmakers come out on stage before the film – and the way they did it Thor 3 was amazing. They had a recording of Jeff Goldblum as The Grandmaster introducing them and it had me cracking up. It was the perfect lead in for the film, which has a lot of humor in it.
Thor: Ragnarok Was Amazing!
I will have a full review up Thursday 11/19 (when embargo lifts), but just know it was a great combination of action, humor, and music. It reminded me of Guardians of the Galaxy – so you know that means I loved it. Anyways, as the cast got off the stage, I high-fived Mark Ruffalo! It a great addition to the already amazing night. Later on when we were leaving the theater, Karl Urban walked by and we mentioned how good he was in the movie (SO good guys!). The night ended with a high five from him as well! Stay tuned to Mama’s Geeky for all my Thor: Ragnarok interviews & more!
Who Else Was There?
Tons of amazing actors and filmmakers were at the Thor: Ragnarok premiere – along with me. Can you believe it? Here are just a few that I wish I had bumped into!
Thor: Ragnarok Synopsis
In Marvel Studios’ THOR: RAGNAROK, Thor is imprisoned on the other side of the universe without his mighty hammer and finds himself in a race against time to get back to Asgard to stop Ragnarok – the destruction of his homeworld and the end of Asgardian civilization – at the hands of an all-powerful new threat, the ruthless Hela. But first he must survive a deadly gladiatorial contest that pits him against his former ally and fellow Avenger – the Incredible Hulk!
Thor: Ragnarok Opens In Theaters November 3rd!
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