The Deets from the Thor Ragnarok LA Premiere

Last Tuesday I attended the Thor Ragnarok LA Premiere. It’s not every day that I get to screen my favorite superhero movies. Hell, half the time I’m too busy to even catch them in theaters. But going to a red carpet premiere? Watching a film for the first time among the very talent who brought it to the screen, now that’s like a once in a lifetime chance.


I’ve been fortunate to be invited to several premieres over the years. You might remember Cinderella and Alice Through the Looking Glass, but this was my first ever Marvel film premiere. Not to mention, my first ever Marvel film premiere of my favorite superhero of all time, the Mighty Thor. So what went down on the red carpet? 


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Thor: Ragnarok LA Premiere – Red Carpet Highlights


First, let me set the scene of the Thor: Ragnarok LA Premiere red carpet for you. They are not all like this, but for the most part, there are four main sections. You have the outer flank where the press has assigned positions so they can get their photos and do their interviews. You have the center where the talent, filmmakers, execs and their families/publicity teams walk as they get photographed and interviewed.


Then you have the other outer flank where everyone else is loading into the theater and taking pictures of celebrities and themselves along the way. There are security guards telling you to move as they try to get everyone in place. In short, it’s chaotic. But I love it. It’s exciting and a lot of fun to see the stars from the film, their amazing outfits, and charisma. And there are always some cool finds along the way.


Looking for interviews? Check out my interviews with President of Marvel Studios Kevin Feige, Director Taika Waititi, Karl Urban (Skurge), and live on Monday at 9 am EST Rachel House (Topaz). You can also check out my coverage of the media press conference here.


Check out the celebrities who attended:


Thor: Ragnarok LA Premiere, cast

@Disney Jeff Goldblum, Tessa Thompson, Taika Waititi, Chris Hemsworth, Cate Blanchett, Tom Hiddleston, Mark Ruffalo,


Thor: Ragnarok LA Premiere, Tom Hiddleston

@Disney Executive producer Louis D’Esposito and Tom Hiddleston


Thor: Ragnarok LA Premiere, Tom Hiddleston

@Disney Tom Hiddleston,


Thor: Ragnarok LA Premiere, Tom Hiddleston

@Disney Executive Producer Victoria Olonso and Tom Hiddleston


Thor: Ragnarok LA Premiere, Tom Hiddleston

@Disney Tom Hiddleston


Thor: Ragnarok LA Premiere, Chris Hemsworth

@Disney Chris Hemsworth


Thor: Ragnarok LA Premiere, Chris Hemsworth

@Disney Chris Hemsworth


Thor: Ragnarok LA Premiere, Chris Hemsworth and Elsa

@Disney Chris Hemsworth and Elsa Pataky


Thor: Ragnarok LA Premiere, Cate Blanchett

@Disney Cate Blanchett


Thor: Ragnarok LA Premiere, Cate Blanchett

@Disney Cate Blanchett


Thor: Ragnarok LA Premiere, Tessa Thompson

@Disney Tessa Thompson


Thor: Ragnarok LA Premiere, Tessa Thompson

@Disney Tessa Thompson


Thor: Ragnarok LA Premiere, Karl Urban

@Disney Karl Urban


Thor: Ragnarok LA Premiere

@DisneyJeff Goldblum


Thor: Ragnarok LA Premiere, Rachel House

@Disney Rachel House


Thor: Ragnarok LA Premiere

@Disney Mark Ruffalo


Thor: Ragnarok LA Premiere, Taika Waititi

@Disney Director Taika Waititi


Thor: Ragnarok LA Premiere, James Gunn and Jennifer Holland

@Disney James Gunn and Jennifer Holland


Thor: Ragnarok LA Premiere, Benedict Wong

@Disney Benedict Wong


Thor: Ragnarok LA Premiere, Chris Hardwick and Lydia Hearst

@Disney Chris Hardwick and Lydia Hearst


Thor: Ragnarok LA Premiere

@Disney Liam Hemsworth and Miley Cyrus


Thor: Ragnarok LA Premiere, Tim Tebow

@Disney Tim Tebow


Thor: Ragnarok LA Premiere, Kevin Feige

@Disney President of Marvel Studios Kevin Feige


Thor: Ragnarok LA Premiere, Ray Stevens

@Disney Ray Stevens and Elisabetta Caraccia


Thor: Ragnarok LA Premiere, Annie Wersching

@Disney Annie Wersching


Thor: Ragnarok LA Premiere, Kevin Feige, Bob Iger

@Disney Kevin Feige and The Walt Disney Company Chairman and CEO, Bob Iger


Thor: Ragnarok LA Premiere, Rob Liefeld

@Disney Rob Liefeld Comic Book Creator


Thor: Ragnarok LA Premiere, Michael Pena

@Disney Michael Pena


Thor: Ragnarok LA Premiere, Matt Damon, Lou Ferrigno

@Disney Matt Damon and Lou Ferrigno


Thor: Ragnarok LA Premiere, Garrett Clayton

@Disney Garrett Clayton


Seen: Chris Hemsworth, Elsa Pataky, Tom Hiddleston, Mark Ruffalo, Sunrise Coigney, Director Taika Waititi, Cate Blanchett, Tessa Thompson, Karl Urban, Jeff Goldblum, Lou Reffigno, Ray Stevenson, Chris Hardwick, Lydia Hearst, Tim Tebow, Jon Favreau, Liam Hemsworth, Miley Cyrus, Winston Duke, Matt Damon, James Gunn, Jennifer Holland, Zoe Bell, Adrian Dev, Rashaad Dunn, Camryn Howard, Benedict Wong, Michael Pena, Chris Sullivan. Kevin Feige, Annie Wersching, Rachel House, Rob Liefeld, Garrett Clayton, Executive Producer Louis D’Esposito, The Walt Disney Company Chairman and CEO, Bob Iger, Executive Producer Victoria Olonso.


Thor: Ragnarok LA Premiere, Christa Thompson

The red carpet is a busy place, but I was able to get a couple pics on the way in.


Beyond loads of celebrities, the red carpet had a couple other things in store


Sakaar: At the end of the red carpet was a massive set for photo ops complete with actors. The area was designed to represent Sakaar. I hadn’t seen the film yet so I wasn’t sure who these strange beings were at the time, but I didn’t hesitate to catch a photo with friends.


Thor: Ragnarok LA Premiere, Christa Thompson

With my blogging lovelies


Toys: There is usually one or two vendors on the carpet giving out swag of some sort. For this event, there wasn’t any swag but there was a really cool merch table from Comicave with giant characters I had never seen before. I absolutely loved them! Apparently, they are hitting major retailers this year so keep an eye out for these. I sure will be!


Thor: Ragnarok LA Premiere, Karl Urban

@Disney Karl Urban


Stage Presence: Since this was my first Marvel premiere I had a different experience than other premieres. Apparently, this is a standard thing, but the cast and filmmakers came out on stage to be introduced. I thought that was really cool in case you missed them in them among chaos on the red carpet. Plus it was a great way to get a full view of their red carpet look.


Thor: Ragnarok LA Premiere

@Disney The cast and filmmakers on stage


Costumes: There was only one costume as far as I could see and it was Chris Hemsworth’s Roadworn costume. I was lucky that I spotted it on my way out. I did not see it beyond the crowd coming in.


Thor: Ragnarok LA Premiere, Thor's costume in Thor: Ragnarok

The roadworn costume worn by Chris Hemsworth


Thor: Ragnarok LA Premiere, Thor's costume in Thor: Ragnarok

The roadworn costume worn by Chris Hemsworth


Thor: Ragnarok LA Premiere, Thor's costume in Thor: Ragnarok

The roadworn costume worn by Chris Hemsworth


Thor: Ragnarok LA Premiere


I was able to catch Tom Hiddleston (Loki) and Taika Waititi (Director) after the premiere. They were both super cool to take a picture with me for the blog. And I do mean SUPER cool as these events are always crazy busy and they have little to no time for chit chat. But they were both happy to lean in for a snap for my story. Thanks, guys!


Thor: Ragnarok LA Premiere, Tom Hiddleston, Christa Thompson

Caught a pic with Tom after the premiere

Thor: Ragnarok LA Premiere, Christa Thompson, Taika Waititi

One more with Taika





















See the Official Thor: Ragnarok Trailer here:


Film Synopsis: The film review is under embargo until October 19th but I can tell you the synopsis in case you’ve missed it. According to the trailer, the Mighty Thor (Chris Hemsworth) is imprisoned on the other side of the universe. He finds himself in a deadly gladiatorial contest that pits him against the Hulk (Mark Ruffalo), his former ally and fellow Avenger. Thor’s quest for survival leads him in a race against time to prevent the all-powerful Hela (Cate Blanchett) from destroying his home world and the Asgardian civilization.


See the Marvel Studios coverage of the Thor: Ragnarok LA Premiere here:


Overall the Thor: Ragnarok LA Premiere was exciting and eventful. The red carpet looks were incredible, the photo ops were plenty and the film was unimaginably fantastic, but you’ll have to wait for my review on October 19th.


Thor: Ragnarok LA Premiere, Christa Thompson

It’s me!


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Disney/Marvel invited me on an all-expenses-paid trip to attend this event. It n no way shapes my opinions in this post.

About Christa Thompson

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Christa Thompson is the Founder and Chief Editor of The Fairytale Traveler. She started traveling the world in 2003 when she attended a summer abroad study at the University of Cambridge in England. Since then, her wanderlust has been fierce. Her three passions in life are her son, traveling, and being creative. The Fairytale Traveler brand gives Christa the opportunity to do all of these things and to live intentionally every day. "It's never too late to believe in what you love and to pursue your dreams." -Christa Thompson

74 Comments on this post

  1. You took so many great pics girl!!! And all with a cell phone, I am impressed!

    Tessa S / Reply
  2. Love all the pictures you got of Thor’s costume, I seriously don’t even remember seeing that. I think I was a little preoccupied with Thor himself. 🙂

    Britni / Reply
  3. You got some great shots of the stars! Not to mention you looked fantastic!

    Michelle Hancock / Reply
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  5. Ooh this is a really cool behind the scenes featurette! I like the details you put in, like the sections and stage portraits! Good luck, and onwards then!

    jajwalyark / Reply
  6. Ah i’m so jealous! I’m glad someone else loves the franchise as much as I do – can’t wait for your next piece 🙂

    RoadsBestTraveled / Reply
  7. OMG how awesome is this?! I cannot wait for the movie. Needless to say I am a little (a lot!) jealous!

    Joline / Reply
  8. Haven’t heard of this film, but always wanted to attend a red carpet premiere.

    The Walking Map / Reply
  9. My son’s favourite super hero. Need to watch this what with Hulk also in it:)

    Sreekar Harinatha / Reply
  10. You got to be a part of this?! Sooo cool! You took amazing pictures. And I love how you started the post with setting the scene of what the premiere was like, made me feel like I was a part of it (sort of) haha

    June / Reply
  11. I’m straight, but Hemsworth is such a ridiculously good looking guy. Can’t wait for this to come out in theatres here, looks like it might beat all the other MCU movies if it’s even half as good as the previews.

    Saint Facetious / Reply
  12. I love the Thor franchise! I’m really excited for Ragnarok as everyone says it’s the best and the funniest so it should be great fun! Great photos of the event too!

    Scotch & Stilettos / Reply
  13. […] have been dying to share my Thor: Ragnarok film review since I attended the World Premiere last Tuesday in LA. The Mighty Thor is my favorite hero among the Marvel heroes and the Marvel Cinematic Universe. And […]

  14. Wow, what a glamorous and star studded event. It looked like a great night out. I’ve been to a free film premieres in Ireland but never that star studded at all.

    Melanie May / Reply
  15. Looks great, I have never seen the Thor movies but after reading this I just might check it out. The pictures are all wonderful, nice that you got to get your picture taken with the Director.

    Sheri / Reply
  16. Looks like you had such a great time. I am excited to see this with my daughter. Loved all the photos although the one I am the most curious about is with Miley and Liam.

    David Elliott / Reply
  17. cannot wait to see this! it looks like it will be a huge crowd pleaser!

    dawnwairimu / Reply
  18. My partner got me into the Marvel Universe and now I am excited to see new movies. I love your outfit so much as it is very glamorous . And Oh, here is Chris Hemsworth ….

    Cătălina Nini / Reply
  19. Wow!! This is such a star studded event. It seems like you really enjoy that night. I really love those outfits its really stunning.

    Shubhada Bhide / Reply
  20. Though I don’t want superhero movies much but would love to attend such premiers. It looks like a great evening with all celebrities.

    Yukti / Reply
  21. You got some amazing pics! I’ve never been to a red carpet event before, so it was really interesting to read about your experience. I’m off to find one of your more ‘regular’ red carpet posts now so I can see how the two compare 🙂

    Louise x

  22. What an awesome premier to get to go to! I haven’t been keeping up with the Avengers Franchise but I do love Thor so I’ll be heading to the cinema asap!

    Middle Eats / Reply
  23. Wow it looks like a lot of important people attended. While this movie is not in my preferred genre, I would love to go see it.

    nbosken / Reply
  24. What an amazing premier! I am not much of a marvel fan but my son is mad about marvel! especially Thor! we visited the IMGworld studios in Dubai and he happened to stumble across thor and he literally couldn’t stop smiling and looking at him!

    ayeshafarhad / Reply
  25. Wow, this looks like so much fun! Great pics! You can tell that you were having a blast!

    thenafranssen / Reply
  26. What?! Girl how cool are you going to this!? I would literally print and frame my photo with these actors and hang them in my living room hahaha!

    platformsandpacifiers / Reply
  27. You got some really nice pics. I love the pictures of Thor’s costume. Talk about fabulous and star studded event. Looks like you had a great time.

    keisha1989 / Reply
  28. Sounds like a fun event. I am super excited for this movie.

    robin rue / Reply
  29. I’m just about to lose it over how long I have to wait! November is so far away. Not really, but it feels like it. I really love that Thor called the group The Revengers. Of course, people will recognize that it’s a spin on The Avengers, but what they might not know is that The Revengers is a real group in the Marvel comics.

    Stacie @ Divine Lifestyle / Reply
  30. This is going to be the best Thor movie to date. I love the buddy adventure/comedy vibe going on, and the action looks freaking amazing.

    Bill Sweeney / Reply
  31. I have never been to a red carpet before and you got some amazing pics!! What an awesome experience!

    nicoleflintkontrol / Reply
  32. Wow, what an amazing experience! Chris Hemsworth is beautiful.

    shellthings / Reply
  33. Wow. An event with many famous artists. I don’t wish to participate, I only wish once to see these people directly. They really flush the red carpet!

    utminhkute / Reply
  34. That must be really exciting! I have never been to movie premiere, need to add it in my 2018 to-do list.

    Courtney Blacher / Reply
  35. Whoa. That was one spectacular event to attend! I have never been to a red carpet event before and you are so lucky you had the chance to do so! I am eagerly awaiting the day this movie will be shown in theaters. It is going to be great, I am sure of that.

    Annemarie LeBlanc / Reply
  36. How awesome to be at the Red Carpet/World Premier event for the Thor:Ragnarok movie. I am pretty sure this will be another blockbuster hit. So excited to watch it. My kids are equally (if not more) excited too.

    Our Family World / Reply
  37. This looks like so much fun! I love that there was an opportunity to take pictures with the cast.

    alainamonster / Reply
  38. This sounded like a really good premiere! I’m definitely excited that so many great actors have joined the cast! It’s awesome that you manage to snap some pics with the celebs!

    Liz Mays / Reply
  39. I can’t wait to watch this with my big kids! We’re already planning to get together for a family movie night.

    Tonya / Reply
  40. WOW! An star studded premiere, without a doubt. I’m sure everyone had an amazing time there too. I love that the costumes are on display as well!

    AnnMarie John / Reply
  41. I am so jealous! This looks like such an amazing premier! I love Marvel movies, and I cannot wait to see this. It looks like you had such a great time. I can’t believe you got a photo with Tom Hiddleston!

    Travel Blogger / Reply
  42. I saw a lot of you during the event on FB and Twitter, what a fun time. I Love that you were able to experience this event and I look forward to seeing more about Thor Ragnarok 🙂

    Brandy (@brandyellen) / Reply
  43. Sounds like you had an awesome but hectic time at the Thor premier. I can’t wait to see this movie.

    Pam Wattenbarger / Reply
  44. I cannot wait to see this film! And wow how lucky are you to attend the press junket!

    briannemanz / Reply
  45. What an amazing experience!! I can’t wait to see this movie!! Been waiting for this!

    Toni | Boulder Locavore / Reply
  46. YES! I can not wait to see it. It’s going to be so amazing, I can already tell. I love the humor of Marvel movies mixed with great stories and action.

    simplybeingmommy / Reply
  47. This premiere looks absolutely amazing dazzling with stars! I’m sure it would have been an amazing experience to be there! I’m looking forward to the movie!

    Ana Ojha / Reply
  48. Tessa Thompson is so pretty. You are so lucky you were able to go to the red carpet of this amazing premiere for Thor!

    Kiwi / Reply
  49. I bet you had an amazing time at this premiere. We would love to see this movie in theaters.

    Shannon Gurnee / Reply
  50. Now that’s a red carpet event to remember. 🙂 I love that the guys’ suits are not typical blah, they all got a little creative with their looks. fun!

    Rosey / Reply
  51. This is such a great star studded event. They’re outfit looks stunning and beautiful. I am looking forward to watch this kind of movie.

    Elizabeth O / Reply
  52. I’m sure the fans are super happy to see their fave celebs attend the premiere! The husband and I are looking forward to watching this movie!

    Carol Cassara / Reply
  53. I’ve never heard of Thor Ragnarok for some reason. I do remember seeing Cate Blanchett’s dress on the news the other day.

    Brandi H / Reply
  54. I’m usually not into these type of movies, but the hype behind this one has surely intrigued me! Lol. Looks like you had one amazing time!!

    Shawna / Reply
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  56. OMFG! Super jealous you got to go to the premiere. It looks like you had a fantastic time and got some amazing photos. I’m going to go check out your review. I can’t wait to go see this movie.

    Aitza B / Reply
  57. After reading this I got to thinking boy I need to get out more. I need to move where a movie premiere is to get close to a red carpet event. What an awesome time I know you had. I look forward to catching this film with my family.

    Rose / Reply
  58. My husband would have been so excited about this. He loves these types of movies. Looks like you had a great time!

    Lynn White / Reply
  59. Super cool that you attended the red carpet premiere! Love your pictures and can see that you had a great time. Can’t wait to see the movie.

    graceherjourney / Reply
  60. Wooow thats so awesome, i think you have taken pictures for all the character in the movie, took me a year to get down to the comment section jk xp but this is aweosme and i can’t wait for the movie 🙂

    Frank / Reply
  61. What a great opportunity for a fan I’m glad you got lots of pictures ! I didn’t realise his film was coming out but looks like a worthwhile watch

    Morgan Shaw / Reply
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  63. looks like a great movie packed with action! I would love to go to a premiere night, how fun! Great photos by the way ; )

    eloise25 / Reply
  64. Looks like an amazing time at the premiere! So much fun, and great pics too! Movie looks great!

    thenafranssen / Reply
  65. The LA Premiere looks amazing! I totally love the Red Carpet fashion and yours too.

    eastcoasterlifestyle / Reply
  66. […] I am so excited for Thor: Ragnarok! As many of you know I just returned from the red carpet premiere in LA where I got to see the film among the very stars that were in it. What an epic experience that was! […]

  67. I cant wait to see this movie I was a little upset to see that thor now has short hair

    janella2016 / Reply
  68. The premiere of this movie – WOW! It is so star-studded! The photography is absolutely sharp and it feels like I was there too! Yes, I only wish!

    Debbie Savage / Reply
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