According to this Reuters press notice, Richard Armitage is scheduled to appear at the Captain America Los Angeles premiere tomorrow (July 19th) at 5:30PM at the El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood.
Wow—Armitage in my state!
This is so exciting. Captain America is his first major film role. He may prefer to stay home according to this article, where he says that red carpets are the worst thing about his job. But this is the Hollywood big time and the LA paparazzi must be satiated.
Acting is not about the spotlight for Armitage—it’s about the work. He is a modest man, frequently mentioning about how fortunate he is to act for a living and what would happen if his latest job were to be his last. I hope that his ascending fame will not become too much of a burden.
I wonder if he will stop by Comic-Con since he is already in California. San Diego is very close to Los Angeles and possible surprise guest stars may appear at The Hobbit presentation this Thursday.
Thursday, July 21
10:00-11:00AM TheOneRing.net: Hobbit Talk— From the decade-old and perhaps most influential fan site on the Interwebs (and a consistent breaking news source), staff vets Clifford Broadway (Quickbeam) and Larry D. Curtis (MrCere) take a good, hard look at the latest from the two Hobbit films’ production. Since this isn’t a studio affair, you’ll get the street-level latest (authorized and unauthorized) as well as spy reports, rumors, and even informed opinions. Surprise guests are a possibility; audio and visuals are a given with a Q&A and all sorts of fun.
He would be a great hit at Comic-Con as an actor who is part of the Star Wars, Marvel, and Tolkien franchises.
One of Armitage’s early film roles was as a Naboo Fighter Pilot in Star Wars: Episode 1 – The Phantom Menace. (His lines were cut, but that film has very little good dialogue so I see it as a merciful decision.) His primary memory of that experience was mistaking then-unknown Keira Knightley for Natalie Portman (Knightley was Portman’s double).