Chris Hemsworth’s new blockbuster Thor: Love and Thunder is bursting with A-list talent, including the likes of Natalie Portman, Matt Damon and Melissa McCarthy.
Yet the movie’s Sydney premiere was more like a game of ‘guess who?’ as a hodgepodge of D-list celebrities fought for attention on the red carpet.
While the red carpet was once a place reserved for distinguished actors and directors, Monday night’s screening bizarrely saw bona-fide celebrities like Hemsworth rubbing shoulders with obscure reality TV has-beens.
Worlds collided at the Sydney premiere of Thor: Love and Thunder on Monday as the Hemsworths rubbed shoulders with reality TV has-beens. (Pictured: Chris Hemsworth)
Perhaps the most perplexing appearance was that of ex-Married At First Sight star Nasser Sultan, who has spent the past four years chasing superstardom to no avail.
In baffling scenes, Sultan was spotted trying to talk to former TV newsreader Jessica Rowe, a respected journalist and household name.
Other one-time reality stars seen on the red carpet included Big Brother housemates Aisha Jade and Chad Hurst, Dancing with the Stars alum Christian Wilkins, and Bachelor rejects Bella Varelis and Brittany Hockley.
While film premieres were once a place reserved for distinguished actors and directors, the Thor screening bizarrely saw bona-fide celebrities like Hemsworth share the red carpet with obscure reality TV has-beens. (Pictured: former Big Brother housemate Aisha Jade)
In baffling scenes, MAFS contestant Nasser Sultan (left) was spotted trying to talk to former TV newsreader Jessica Rowe (right), a respected journalist and household name
Bella’s boyfriend Will Stokoe, a photographer and small-time influencer, was seen strutting down the red carpet in a casual tracksuit and beanie – just metres away from the few appropriately suited-and-booted Hollywood stars.
There were just a handful of genuine A-listers spotted among the sea of low-tier ‘celebrities’ at Monday’s premiere, including Thor director Taika Waititi.
Hemsworth attended with his wife Elsa Pataky and their twin sons Tristan and Sasha.
Bachelor alum Brittany Hockley (left) shared the red carpet with model Erin Holland (right)
Former Australian Survivor contestant Sarah Tilleke also made an appearance
Former Bachelor star Bella Varelis (left) brought along her boyfriend Will Stokoe (right), who looked moody on the red carpet in a decidedly casual outfit
Will Stokoe (pictured), a photographer and small-time influencer, was seen strutting down the red carpet in a casual tracksuit and beanie – just metres away from the few appropriately suited-and-booted Hollywood stars
They were joined by Chris’ brother Luke Hemsworth, who is known for starring in the TV show Westworld, as well as Luke’s wife Samantha and their children.
Many of the film’s stars failed to attend the Sydney premiere – including leading lady Natalie Portman, who reprises her role as Jane Foster in Thor: Love and Thunder.
Tessa Thompson, Russell Crowe, Christian Bale, Matt Damon, Chris Pratt and Melissa McCarthy were also no-shows.
Christian Wilkins (pictured) attempted to steal the show by arriving in a plunging black gown
Bachelor couple Tim Robards (left) and Anna Heinrich (right) looked glamorous as they posed on the very same carpet at Hollywood superstars
The fourth Thor movie sees the titular hammer-wielding superhero go up against the villainous Gorr the God Butcher, played by Bale.
The film is set in the aftermath of Avengers: Endgame, which saw Thor (Hemsworth) step down as King of Asgard and join the Guardians of the Galaxy.
He enlists the help of Valkyrie (Thompson), Jane Foster (Portman) and other friends to help fight Gorr.
There were just a handful of genuine A-listers spotted among the sea of low-tier ‘celebrities’ at Monday’s premiere, including Thor director Taika Waititi (pictured)
Chris and his wife Elsa Pataky (left) turned heads as they posed in matching all-black outfits
Chris made his latest film, the Netflix sci-fi drama Spiderhead, in Queensland.
His production company, Wild State Productions, brought Thor 3 and 4, Extraction 1 and 2, Spiderhead and Interceptor to film in Australia.
Thor: Love and Thunder, directed by Taika Waititi, hits Australian and UK cinemas on July 7, and on July 8 in the United States.
The couple were also joined by Chris’ brother Luke Hemsworth, his wife Samantha and their children (all pictured)