It's the year of superhero movies. Marvel is coming out with three this year alone. And one of the most hotly anticipated superhero titles of 2017 is "Thor: Ragnarok." The film will see the return of many Marvel characters, including Benedict Cumberbatch's Doctor Strange. But what role will he play in the film?
It was already teased in the post-credits scene of "Doctor Strange" that the Sorcerer Supreme will aid Thor in his search for Odin, who has mysteriously gone missing. The clip sees Doctor Strange conversing with Chris Hemsworth's Thor in the New York Sanctum Sanctorum. And at the recent Golden Globes, Tom Hiddleston, who plays Loki, echoed Strange's role in the upcoming "Thor" sequel.
"I can't spoil anything for you," Hiddleston told MTV News at the red carpet. "Doctor Strange has, kind of, very intensely, cerebral, time-bending powers. 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."
However, the Golden Globe-winning actor did not reveal whether he will be sharing a scene with Cumberbatch, joking that he is "in no position to question the wisdom of the Marvel powers that be."
It was confirmed last week through a synopsis released by Marvel Studios that "Thor: Ragnarok" will see the mighty Asgardian hero fighting against Bruce Banner, aka the Incredible Hulk. Thor will find himself stuck in a place far away from Asgard, which is under threat of Ragnarok — the end of days — thanks to a powerful new enemy, Hela, played by Cate Blanchett. But Thor, without Mjolnir, first has to face the Hulk in a "deadly gladiatorial contest," presumably brought about by Jeff Goldblum's Grandmaster.
It remains to be seen how Loki, Odin, and Doctor Strange will all fit into the story. And fans still have a long wait ahead of them before they can find out, as "Thor: Ragnarok" isn't set to bow in theaters until Nov. 3.