We’ve seen several different versions of the “Thor: Ragnarok” trailer so far. Although the newly-released Japanese trailer features mostly footage we’ve already seen, it does tease the appearance of another Marvel Cinematic Universe superhero.
It’s none other than the Sorcerer Supreme himself, Doctor Strange.
“Thor, I sense a great change in your future. Destiny has dire plans for you, my friend,” Doctor Strange warns the God of Thunder in the trailer. (Hint: Hela is going to kick Thor’s butt.) However, that doesn’t scare Thor one bit. “I have dire plans for destiny,” the hammer-wielding Asgardian responds.
Those of you who stayed back to watch the post credits scenes during “Doctor Strange”, you’d remember the meeting between the good doctor and Thor in the Sanctum Sanctorum. In the clip, we saw Strange agreeing to aid Thor in his search for his missing father, Odin.
Since Thor is seen in the same attire as last year’s bonus scene, it’s safe to assume that this footage takes place early in “Thor: Ragnarok”. Although it remains unclear to what extent Benedict Cumberbatch’s appearance will affect the storyline, the 2 heroes’ relationship will carry into “Avengers: Infinity War“.
You can re-watch the post credits scene here:
“Thor: Ragnarok” will smash its way into theatres on 3rd November 2017.