2016 was another huge year in the life of Marvel Studios as they continue to conquer Hollywood. Captain America: Civil War took home the yearly crown for worldwide box office in 2016 with $1.153billion (although Rogue One: A Star Wars Story could beat it if its current form continues), while Doctor Strange also soared to success with $657.2million. And with the latter a hit with both critics and audiences, it seems we won’t have to wait too long to see him in action once again.
In a new synopsis released on the D23 fan club (via ComingSoon.net), they confirm that Doctor Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch) will indeed be featuring in Thor: Ragnarok later this year, confirming rumours that he would appear before Avengers: Infinity War in 2018. The synopsis reads:
“Thor: Ragnarok in November brings together Thor, the Hulk, and Doctor Strange to face off against intergalactic baddies both familiar and new.”
It’s hardly surprising that Strange appears with Thor again after the Norse God’s cameo appearance at the end of Doctor Strange. Indeed, with the aforementioned Infinity War not too far away, it seems Marvel are slowly bringing some of their newest characters together with their more established ones.
Taika Waititi (Hunt for the Wilderpeople) directs the film which sees the return of Chris Hemsworth (Thor), Tom Hiddleston (Loki), Sir Anthony Hopkins (Odin), Idris Elba (Heimdall), Jaimie Alexander (Lady Sif) and Mark Ruffalo (Bruce Banner / The Hulk). Cate Blanchett leads the new cast as the film’s villian Hela with Jeff Goldblum (Grandmaster), Tessa Thompson (Valkyrie), Karl Urban (Skurge) and Sam Neill in an unnamed role.
Thor: Ragnarok opens on October 27th, 2017.