The end-credits scene for “Doctor Strange” reveals a lot about the future of Marvel films.
In the scene, Benedict Cumberbatch’s Doctor Strange and Chris Hemsworth’s Thor can be seen in a meeting. Strange offers Thor tea, but since the Norse god says he’s not really a tea drinker, Strange gives him a self-refilling glass of beer instead.
Strange then asks what Thor’s half-brother Loki (Tom Hiddleston) is doing in New York. The sorcerer tells him that Loki is actually included in their watchlist of threats, but Thor says all he wants to do is look for their father Odin (Anthony Hopkins). Strange agrees to help Thor with his plan.
According to NME, this scene reveals that Doctor Strange will most likely join Thor and Loki in their upcoming film “Thor: Ragnarok,” which is due out in November 2017. There’s also a huge possibility that Strange will be joining the Avengers in their “Infinity War Part 1” film, which will be released in 2018.
Digital Spy previously asked director “Thor: Ragnarok” director Taika Waititi if Strange would indeed be a part of the film, but he refused to divulge any spoilers. “Ohhh I don't know,” the director said. “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.”
There are already several new players in the third “Thor” franchise, according to Geek. Hemsworth, Hiddleston and Hopkins will be reprising their roles, and Mark Ruffalo’s Hulk will also be joining them. Cate Blanchett is going to play Marvel’s first female villain, Hela, while Tessa Thompson will be the heroine Valkyrie. “Star Trek” star Karl Urban will be playing Skurge the Executioner. In addition, Jeff Goldblum has been tasked to portray The Grandmaster, also known as an “Elder.”
“Thor: Ragnarok” has been slated for release on Nov. 3, 2017, while “Doctor Strange” has already been released on Oct. 26.