For today’s Throwback Thurs, I thought I would talk about getting Ms. Scarlett Johansson!
Her new film, Hail, Caesar! is coming out this weekend and I thought… This is the perfect time!
Scarlett has always been tough but lately it’s been worse and worse! Still I was lucky enough to get two things signed at the Captain America: The Winter Soldier Premiere!
Check it out below!
Captain America: The Winter Soldier is going to rocket into theaters next month and I have a feeling it’s going to be epic. I can’t wait!
The premiere was held at the El Capitan theater and of course the MTF crew had to be there. Billy Beer and The Other Mike arrived first and I joined everyone later on.
The carpet was cool, but pretty basic.
Billy Beer’s idea was to make some signs
and since he thinks he’s a comedy genius he wanted to make one for Samuel L. Jackson but instead he wrote Samual L. Jackson. Uh oh…
Let’s just say, it’s unfortunate spell check doesn’t exist in the offline world.
So, we flipped the sign over and Billy redid it during lunch. Billy Beer isn’t Scotty when it comes to making signs but he’s not bad. LOL.
Oh course you have to make time for Baja Fresh salsa. Mmmmmmm salsa…..
Then Billy whipped out a box of Girl Scout cookies… Mmmmm cookies.
Time is getting short, and while Billy is rereading all his signs to make sure they are spelled correctly, I’m getting prepped.
The crowd is getting pretty thick, about five rows deep. Man Marvel premiere’s they are getting crazier and crazier.
I should note, that Billy Beer also has a book of 5×7 photos of him and random celebrities he’s also getting signed. And he squeezed into a space so small it would make Verne Troyer have to hold his breath. That Billy Beer, he’s a trooper.
The security is getting prepped… Which means, time is growing short.
Some Agents of SHIELD people are here and Billy has put all of his prized 8×10 photos in one spot is flipping around like a carp looking for oxygen. After a minute, I start grabbing his photos to help him. He needs the Agents of SHIELD people… He’s a huge fan. (insert sarcasm here)
Mulan herself Ms. Ming-Na Wen is here and she’s signing up a storm. So nice! I wish I had my Mulan mini poster with me. Ah well.
The Agents of SHIELD stars are pretty much doing the full line, and that’s pretty nice.
Samual L. Jackson, I mean Samuel L. Jackson is here… I expected him to sign and instead he’s doing the Tom Hanks, I’m taking pictures of the crowd trick. Wow… Really Sam?
Hayley Atwell arrives and signs and signs down the line. Man, she is super nice. I told her how much I hope the Agent Carter series comes to pass.
Emily VanCamp has just arrived, and at first it looks like she’s not going to make her way over but she does finally.
I got her on my Captain America mini poster and The Other Mike was in heaven. He’s a huge Revenge fan.
Billy had a 5×7.
Sebastian Stan was coming the other direction and was signing for everyone down the line. I have my Winter Soldier individual mini poster as well as the mini poster.
Sebastian Stan was cool enough to sign both and just plowed through the line.
Next up was Frank Grillo who, I loved in Warrior. He was super cool and came over super excited that people yelled for him. Such a cool guy.
Chris Evans arrived and was signing starting at the far far end, which sucks. I’m not sure he’ll even get down this far. He’s going really really slow. Damn….
Cobie Smulders just arrived and we’re yelling for her. She completes my SDCC Avengers art posters, sadly though, Cobie Smulders heads right on in and doesn’t sign. I heard she did a little at the end.
Chris Evans took about 20 minutes with the crowd but his publicist had him stop literally at Billy Beer. He had the pen out and was about to sign my poster and then… NOTHING! Ugh… Seriously? Sigh…
Anthony Mackie just dropped and he’s not really even looking over at the fans at all. It kind of sucks to be honest, it’s like come on man… I have my Falcon mini poster out… But then Scarlett Johansson drops right behind him. Doh… I’m standing behind a sign that says, “I heart Scarlett” and when Anthony Mackie does come over he bee lines it around us.
BUT Scarlett Johansson comes straight over to us.
She signs Billy Beer’s playbill and then my GQ magazine. Basically her publicist is handing things to Scarlett Johansson to sign, which is understandable since she is pregnant.
I didn’t even think she would be signing at all so, hey… I’m happy. I then had my Captain America poster out and Scarlett Johansson signed that as well, before heading down the barricade.
Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje just arrive. I have my OZ poster out and yell for him. He comes over and signs four things. Thankfully, I did get him on the poster. Whew!
Then Aaron Taylor-Johnson shows up! We all yell for him and it looks like he’s going to run in, but he comes over and signs up a storm. A really cool guy.
And that kids… As we say.. Is that.
I had a pretty cool day, even though it was a bummer I didn’t get Chris Evans. Sigh… But getting Scarlett Johansson was awesome. And the magazine looks amazing!
Until next time kids…