Thor: Ragnarok is still over a year away and doesn’t even have a trailer yet, but excitement is already building for the God of Thunder’s third solo outing. Although the previous Thor movie, Thor: The Dark World, was arguably one of Marvel’s lesser efforts, the sequel looks like it could be one of the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s most exciting movies yet. For starters, Ragnarok is much more ambitious than its predecessors, featuring a surprisingly large cast that happens to include Mark Ruffalo’s Bruce Banner/The Hulk, which alone makes the whole thing worth the price of admission, in our opinion. Understandably, with Thor: Ragnarok still being far from release, there are not yet a ton of concrete details known about the film, but we’ve rounded up the most important confirmed details and rumors to help bring you up to speed on everything you need to know about Thor’s upcoming adventure.
This post contains potential SPOILERS for Thor: Ragnarok.
11. Doctor Strange Appearance
Although it hasn’t been explicitly confirmed that Doctor Strange will be in Thor: Ragnarok, you can be sure that Marvel’s Sorcerer Supreme will figure into the proceedings in some way, even if doesn’t involve Benedict Cumberbatch gracing our screens with his sophisticated British mug. Speculation that Thor will meet Strange in the film began in earnest when Chris Hemsworth posted a photo back in August of himself holding a business card with Stephen Strange’s home address written on it. Taika Waititi, the director of Thor: Ragnarok, was recently asked if Strange would be making an appearance, which he neither confirmed or denied while also heavily implying that Strange would be part of the film’s post-credits sequence.
To be honest, it would be hugely surprising if Doctor Strange wasn’t involved in this film in some way, as his status as one of Marvel’s weirder cosmic characters fits right in with the tone of the Thor movies; plus, Thor: Ragnarok will help set the table for Avengers: Infinity War and you can be sure that Strange will play a significant role in that film, so why not have him make a guest appearance here?