Warning: This article contains SPOILERS!
A year after Doctor Strange is released, Thor: Ragnarok will come out in theaters. That means, moviegoers will have plenty of time to get acquainted with the Sorcerer Supreme, so when the God of Thunder holds up a piece a paper with "177A Bleecker St." written on it, as seen on the Ragnarok set last month, they should immediately realize that's the address of Doctor Strange's Sanctum Sanctorum.
Of course, if those very same moviegoers keep on top of the latest Marvel spoilers, they will be well-aware of that Doctor Strange' easter egg. However, is it more than an easter egg?
"Ohhh I don't know," director Taika Waititi told Digital Spy. "I am not sure if... I don't know actually. I can't comment on it. It may have just been something for the fans."
Not letting Waititi off the hook so fast, Digital Spy asked him if Benedict Cumberbatch, the actor who portrays Stephen Strange, will make a cameo in Ragnarok? "Might be something like that," he answered. "Might be a little tease. Or maybe a tease just for people who wanted to zoom into that photo."
Thor's got Doctor Strange's address in a set pic from Ragnarok pic.twitter.com/PCcqY6Nwvk— grant | 7 (@grantelewis) August 22, 2016
If Doctor Strange does appear in Ragnarok, what's his purpose for being in it? Currently, some people are speculating that Thor is going to seek out Strange's magical expertise to help him locate his displaced father, Odin (Anthony Hopkins).
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.
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.