The only thing I like better than Avengers movies is Avengers promotion and it’s Avengers Promotion Season so yay for me! Us, yay for us. On Monday, four Avengers popped by Jimmy Kimmel’s show: Robert Downey, Jr., Scarlett Johannsson, Chris Hemsworth and Paul Rudd. They were as charming as we’ve come to expect (and as their paychecks require them to be). They chatted about their matching Avengers tattoos, their birthday gifts, the fabled Black Widow movie and exactly what it will take to get through their three-hour epic:
The comments at the 3:45 mark:
It’s a three-hour movie. I know you can’t reveal any of the plot details but what’s the best time to go to the bathroom?
Scarlett: Well, Mark said that you should wear a diaper. Then you don’t have to go. But then you’re sitting in your own urine, so…
Paul: Well not having seen the film, I would say, get one of those giant tubs of popcorn, and then just like, lower under the seat, in the middle of the movie, and then you don’t have to get up.
Okay, so definitely don’t do Paul’s thing. This is something on my mind, though. I posited the idea on Twitter that maybe those who saw Endgame opening weekend suggest potty-break scenes instead of spoilers. Maybe they could put a bell sound in the movie for when Marvel thinks we should go, like recess. And yes, I realize that when to use the restroom maybe shouldn’t be the main focus of the new Avengers movie but hey, I’m a planner, what can I say? By the way, I love Scarlett’s Go-Go look, except for the black nylons and silver sparkly shoes. I love the shoes themselves, just not with black nylons. And holy haircuts, Hemsworth is working hard to make me forget he’s doing that stupid Hulk Hogan movie – me-ow.
It’s promo time so the gang’s been making many stops. Last week, along with Brie Larson and Jeremy Renner, they swung by one of the boss’ houses, Disney’s California Adventure, to launch the new charity, The Avengers Universe Unites. They presented Children’s Hospital with a $5M check. Kimmel brought it up the segment because it obviously meant a lot to him since his son Billy’s life was saved at Children’s Hospital. Hemsworth told a story of sticking snickers in his daughter India’s shoes so she would meet the height requirement to be able to ride the former Tower of Terror (now Guardian’s of the Galaxy) ride. For those who don’t know, it’s a drop ride. You go up several stories in a bench-like elevator and they drop you repeatedly (it’s terrifying, but such a rush). Obviously the height requirements are there for the riders’ safety and little India just about flew out of her seat. Fortunately, Thor is her dad, and everyone is fine. I can’t judge Hemsworth too much because I did the same damn thing (not the Snickers but cheated the height requirement) with my daughter on the Jurassic Park ride at Universal Studios. I didn’t have to catch her from flying out of her seat, but it scared her so bad that to this day, she will complain about how I ruined her childhood. Although, granted, she has kind of a laundry list of reasons by now.
I swear, I’ll miss Avengers promotion more than the actual movies. April 26th, y’all!
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