Marvel fans who enjoyed Doctor Strange may have just received some good news.
Based on a new note from D23, the official Disney fan club, it seems Marvel fans can count on seeing Doctor Strange again sooner rather than later.
The message is meant to commemorate New Year's Day by letting Disney fans know everything they have to look forward to in 2017. One section covers upcoming Disney films, with an entire paragraph on 2017's Marvel Studios movies, plus a bit on the next Star Wars. Here it is:
We've all been obsessed with Baby Groot since he danced his way into our hearts in 2014, and now we can finally watch our favorite tiny, talking plant save the galaxy with his gang of unlikely heroes when Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 zooms into theaters in May. If you need even more intergalactic, world-saving action, Thor: Ragnarok in November brings together Thor, the Hulk, and Doctor Strange to face off against intergalactic baddies both familiar and new. Of course, we can't talk about fighting off bad guys in space without mentioning a certain movie about the war in the stars… We may have wait until December, but Star Wars: Episode VIII will finally reveal what happens next to our favorite characters from The Force Awakens.
While everything covered in that paragraph is pretty exciting, the standout is the mention of Doctor Strange alongside Thor and the Hulk in standing against cosmic foes in Thor: Ragnarok. Thor is, obviously, the title character of the film and Hulk's inclusion has long been confirmed, but this is the first official statement on Doctor Strange's inclusion in Thor: Ragnarok.
The first stinger to Doctor Strange left many fans assuming that the Sorcerer Supreme would at least have a cameo in Thor: Ragnarok. That scene, which was directed by Thor: Ragnarok director Taika Waititi, had Thor seeking out Doctor Strange at his Sanctum Sanctorum and asking for aid in dealing with Loki and locating Odin. The moment seemed to be taking place during the events of Thor: Ragnarok, and so most assumed the scene would be revisited in Thor: Ragnarok.
However, that still wasn't certain. It was always possible that, instead, Thor would simply mention an off-screen meeting with Strange during Thor: Ragnarok as a reference to the Doctor Strange stinger, and that Strange wouldn't be seen on screen. That would surely be disappointing to fans, but it was a possibility. This new message from D23 seems to suggest otherwise.
While we can now be reasonably certain that Strange will appear in Thor: Ragnarok, it is still uncertain how much of a role he plays. It is likely that he will be featured only in an extended version of the Doctor Strange stinger scene, but D23's message could be interpreted to imply a larger role in the events of Thor: Ragnarok.
It should also be noted that as of Avengers: Age of Ultron, Thor has some knowledge of the Infinity Stones. It is possible that he will recognize Strange's Eye of Agamotto as the Time Stone, which could lead to some groundwork being laid down for Avengers: Infinity War.
The cast of Thor: Ragnarok features returning stars Chris Hemsworth (Rush) in the title role for the fifth time; Tom Hiddleston (Kong: Skull Island) as Thor's adversarial, adopted brother, Loki; Idris Elba (The Dark Tower) as the Asgardian sentry, Heimdall; and Sir Anthony Hopkins (Silence of the Lambs) again portraying Odin, Ruler of Asgard. Newcomers to the franchise include Cate Blanchett (Cinderella) as the mysterious and powerful new villain Hela, Jeff Goldblum (Jurassic Park) as the eccentric Grandmaster, Tessa Thompson (Creed) as the classic hero Valkyrie, Karl Urban (Star Trek) as Skurge, and Mark Ruffalo (The Avengers) reprising his role of Bruce Banner/The Hulk.
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Thor: Ragnarok, the third installment of Marvel's popular Norse Super Hero, is directed by filmmaker Taika Waititi. Kevin Feige will produce the film, joined by executive producers Louis D'Esposito, Brad Winderbaum, Victoria Alonso, Thomas M. Hammel and Stan Lee.
Thor: Ragnarok will be released on November 3, 2017.0comments