AceShowbiz - Chris Hemsworth and Natalie Portman led the star-studded arrivals at "Thor: Love and Thunder" world premiere in Los Angeles. The stars successfully turned heads when they hit the red carpet in style.
On Thursday night, June 23, the 38-year-old actor portraying the god of thunder in Marvel Cinematic Universe looked as handsome as ever as he arrived at the premiere with his stunning wife Elsa Pataky. He highlighted his muscular silhouette in a fitted three-piece navy blue suit. He completed his outfit with an unbuttoned light blue dress shirt and a pair of brown leather loafers.
As for Natalie, who plays Thor's love interest-turned-superhero Jane Foster, glammed in a sparkly bronze mini dress. The 41-year-old actress paired the glittering ensemble, which boasted a sexy chest cut-out, with a pair of strappy gold heels. She wore her brunette hair in a sleek bun that allowed her to show off her gold hoop earrings and rocked a smokey brown eyeshadow as well as peachy nude lipstick.
In the meantime, Christian Bale, who stars as the villain Gorr the God Butcher, looked effortlessly cool in all-black outfit. The Oscar winner was accompanied by his wife of over twenty years, Sibi Blazic.
Also attending the event was Tessa Thompson. The actress, who will grace the screen as the ruler of Asgard, King Valkyrie, showed off her enviable toned midriff in a shimmering cut-out gown. She completed her look with a unique bangle placed on her left arm.
As for Chris Pratt, he suited up in all-black and a gray plaid button-up shirt for the evening as he arrived at the red carpet premiere solo. The Marvel star also rocked a charcoal toned tie and black leather dress shoes.
"Thor: Love and Thunder" director Taika Waititi celebrated the film's impending release by striking a pose or two in a stylish striped suit. Taika, who also plays Korg, slipped on some black leather shoes and a matching tie paired with a white button-up shirt.
Karen Gillan, who plays the antihero Nebula, donned a gorgeous cap-sleeve mini dress covered in floral appliques. Meanwhile, Jaimie Alexander, who will grace the screen as the fearsome Asgardian warrior and Thor's good friend, Sif, turned heads in a bright purple batwing gown styled with black opera gloves and sky-high heels.
Following the world premiere, critics and movie enthusiasts were quick to pour their thoughts and share their first reactions of "Thor: Love and Thunder". "I saw #ThorLoveAndThunder. It can't quite match the visual or comedy bombast of Ragnarok, but Taika Waititi makes up for it with an emotionally mature Marvel movie. It's also very funny (Natalie's got jokes) and features one of the most stunning visual sequences in MCU history," one person tweeted.
"Another classic Thor adventure! #ThorLoveAndThunder is everything I wanted it to be," another Twitter user penned, "Big, colorful, weird Guns N' Roses-fueled battles to go w/ a hopelessly romantic story about discovering love in unexpected places. Christian Bale & Russell Crowe are especially great. And Korg!"
Someone else opined that "Thor: Love and Thunder" "gets better when it's not trying to desperately recapture the magic of 'Thor: Ragnarok'." The said person continued, "Most of the humor doesn't land as well as it did the first time, but Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, & Christian Bale do the best with it."
Another person called "Thor: Love and Thunder" "the best 'Thor' film yet," adding, "THOR: LOVE AND THUNDER is a rockin' great time with electrifying action, lots of laughs (the screaming goats!) & a profound story on absent gods & our desire for love. Natalie Portman makes a mighty return & Christian Bale slays it as the terrifying Gorr."
"Thor: Love and Thunder" is scheduled to open in U.S. theaters on July 8.