Tom Hanks, Austin Butler, more on hand

In an unannounced appearance that was a surprise if not exactly a shock, actor Tom Hanks joined director Baz Luhrmann, fellow cast members and representatives of the Presley family for the Memphis premiere at Graceland of the biographical motion picture, “Elvis.”

The two-time Best Actor Oscar-winner said he had made many movies in castles and museums that had belonged to kings and queens, but “all those kings and queens have an ‘S’ on the end of them, meaning there are more than one. At Graceland, we are at the home of the King.”

Tom Hanks greets the press during a red carpet event before the screening for the new biopic movie 'Elvis' at Graceland in Memphis, Tenn. on Saturday, June 11, 2022.

Luhrmann concurred, adding that the Graceland premiere had an “almost mythical” aspect.

“It all started here, and it’s amazing we are all back here,” said the 59-year-old Australian director, who has restaged the life of Elvis Presley — from Tupelo boyhood to Memphis ascendancy to Hollywood stagnancy to Las Vegas resurrection and rust — with the epic “Baz-amatazz” razzle-dazzle of his previous films, including “Moulin Rouge!” and “The Great Gatsby.”