'Thor: Ragnarok' cast news, latest updates: Tom Hiddleston reveals that Dr. Strange will help Odin

(Facebook/ MarvelPhilippines)Shown in photo are Loki (Tom Hiddleston) and Thor (Chris Hemsworth) in a scene from "Thor: Dark World"

British actor Tom Hiddleston, who plays Thor's brother Loki, gave relevant hints as to the participation of Dr. Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch) in this year's "Thor: Ragnarok." Judging from the statement given by the actor during a red carpet event, Dr. Strange will play a crucial role in helping Odin (Anthony Hopkins).

In an interview with MTV News, Hiddleston hinted at possible events in the upcoming movie, saying, "Doctor Strange has very intensely cerebral, time-bending powers," said Hiddleston. "At the end of 'Thor: The Dark World,' Loki's on the throne. What happened to Odin? So maybe Doctor Strange has to help out with that particular conundrum."

In "Thor: Ragnarok," Thor will find himself imprisoned on the far end of the universe without his trusted mighty hammer. He will contend with time as the need to go back to Asgard in order to prevent Ragnarok from taking place falls heavily on him. Ragnarok is known to be the complete destruction of Asgard and the annihilation of its civilization. The ruthless Hela (Cate Blanchett) will post as a threat to Asgard. What makes matters worse for Thor is that he would have to submit himself to a deadly gladiator-like battle against his friend and former ally, the Incredible Hulk (Mark Ruffalo).

The character of Thor was last seen in "Avengers: Age of Ultron" in 2013. The upcoming Thor movie is believed to be the biggest movie made for his character with a stellar list of cast members.

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Expected to return in "Thor: Ragnarok" are members of the original cast that include Chris Hemsworth as Thor, Tom Hiddleston as Loki, Anthony Hopkins as Odin, and Idris Elba as Heimdall. Mark Ruffalo is also expected to appear as The Hulk, Benedict Cumberbatch as Dr. Strange, Cate Blanchett as Hela, Jeff Goldblum as the Grandmaster, Tessa Thompson as the Valkyrie, Karl Urban as Skurge, and Sam Neil in a yet-to-be-revealed role.

Goldblum's character, the Grandmaster, is also known as En Dwi Gast and considered to be one of the oldest beings existing in the universe. He possesses strong cosmic powers and has a strange obsession with games. It is through his games that he is said to manipulate some of the known heroes and villains of the universe. As a powerful being, he is expected to interact with the likes of Thanos and The Collector.

"Thor: Ragnarok" is expected to hit theaters worldwide on Nov. 3.

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