Will Benedict Cumberbatch’s Doctor Strange make a cameo in the upcoming Marvel film “Thor: Ragnarok”?
If writer and director Daley Pearson’s tweets are to be believed, it certainly seems like it.
On his Twitter account (@daley_pearson), Pearson shared several photos taken on the “Thor: Ragnarok” Brisbane set. In one photo, Chris Hemsworth’s Thor was seen holding a card that shows the address of Doctor Strange’s Greenwich Village lair, also known as his “Sanctum Sanctorum.”
But when Digital Spy asked director Taika Waititi if Pearson just revealed an easter egg, he refused to spill the beans.
“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.”
As for the Cumberbatch cameo, Waititi answered: “Might be something like that. Might be a little tease. Or maybe a tease just for people who wanted to zoom into that photo.”
There will be several new players in the third “Thor” franchise, according to Geek. 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.”
Meanwhile, reports have it that Thompson’s Valkyrie will be replacing Natalie Portman’s Jane Foster as Thor’s love interest. But Screen Geek dismissed these rumors. Thor and Valkyrie will indeed forge a friendship, and although there’s a spark between them, they won’t become a couple. Jane is not mentioned at all in the script, so it seems like Thor has too many things on his mind to think of love at the moment.
“Thor: Ragnarok” has been slated for release on Nov. 3, 2017, while “Doctor Strange” will be released on Nov. 4.