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Doctor Strange Officially Confirmed to Appear in Thor Ragnarok

“If you need even more intergalactic, world-saving action, Thor: Ragnarok in November brings together Thor, the Hulk, and Doctor Strange to face off against intergalactic baddies both familiar and new.”

Marvel Studios’ films have become more and more interconnected, with even their solo films now prone to escalate into Avengers-scale crossover events. Though hardly a surprise, it has now been finally confirmed by Disney Pictures themselves that Benedict Cumberbatch’s Doctor Strange character will appear in Marvel Studios’ “Thor: Ragnarok”.

The message is meant to commemorate New Year’s Day by letting Disney fans know everything they have to look forward to in 2017. One section covers upcoming Disney films, with an entire paragraph on 2017’s Marvel Studios movies, plus a bit on the next Star Wars. Here it is:

We’ve all been obsessed with Baby Groot since he danced his way into our hearts in 2014, and now we can finally watch our favorite tiny, talking plant save the galaxy with his gang of unlikely heroes when Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 zooms into theaters in May. If you need even more intergalactic, world-saving action, Thor: Ragnarok in November brings together Thor, the Hulk, and Doctor Strange to face off against intergalactic baddies both familiar and new. Of course, we can’t talk about fighting off bad guys in space without mentioning a certain movie about the war in the stars… We may have wait until December, but Star Wars: Episode VIII will finally reveal what happens next to our favorite characters from The Force Awakens.

Assuming the announcement is official, it certainly makes Doctor Strange’s appearance sound more important than a simple cameo, indicating that he may follow Thor and Hulk on their journey into the cosmos. Considering Valkyrie (played by Tessa Thompson), Skurge (Karl Urban), and even Loki (Tom Hiddleston) have been rumored to work with Thor, possibly teaming up against Hela (Cate Blanchett) in the film, it sounds like Thor may be leading his own Avengers-sized team into war.

Thor: Ragnarok will feature the return of Chris Hemsworth as the God of Thunder himself, with Tom Hiddleston as Loki, Mark Ruffalo as the Hulk, Idris Elba as Heimdall and Sir Anthony Hopkins again portraying Odin. Cate Blanchett plays the mysterious and powerful new villain Hela, Jeff Goldblum stars as the eccentric Grandmaster, Tessa Thompson will bring the classic hero Valkyrie to life on the big screen, and Karl Urban will add his might to the fray as Skurge. Also among the cast is Sam Neill, reuniting with Waititi, who directed him in his previous film Hunt for the Wilderpeople, and his Jurassic Park co-star Jeff Goldblum.

Kevin Feige will produce the film, joined by executive producers Louis D’Esposito, Brad Winderbaum, Victoria Alonso, Thomas M. Hammel and Stan Lee. The screenplay hails from Stephany Folsom, Craig Kyle, Eric Pearson and Christopher Yost.

Thor: Ragnarok will smash its way into theaters on November 3, 2017.

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