THOR: RAGNAROK set photos tease another big Marvel cameo

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A Thor movie wouldn’t be complete without it ticking off a certain checklist. Long, flowing blonde hair for the Thunder god? Check! Loki stealing the show? Check! Heimdal having to wear a helmet with increasingly huge horns that would hinder anyone else in battle? Check and cheeeeck! But there’s something else that needs to be added to that list: the Marvel cameo. Also, obligatory spoilers warning.

Even though Thor: Ragnarok will sport a certain giant green rage monster on gamma-powered steroids in the form of the Hulk, it looks like a certain other resident of that cinematic universe will also be present. A master of the mystic arts, and Earth’s resident sorcerer supreme, Doctor Strange. Let’s take a look at the proof.

Over on the set of Thor: Ragnarok, a few behind the scenes photos have been tweeted by Daley Pearson, and were retweeted by director Taika Waititi:

Looks like everything is proceeding smoothly over there right? But take a closer look at one of those photos:

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If you do that thing where you squeeze your eyeballs really hard (DON’T TRY THIS AT HOME KIDS, I’M A PROFESSIONAL!), you can make out that the business card that Thor is holding is for a street address of 177A Bleecker Street. An address which happens to house the Sanctum Sanctorum of Doctor Strange in the comic book universe and has been briefly glimpsed in the first trailer for that solo film that stars Whippersnatch Countryside Bentobox Chowderpants Tiddleywomp Scratchnsniff Benedict Cumberbatch.

Then there’s also the location. Thor: Ragnarok may be shooting in Brisbane Australia right now, but that’s a location which is doubling for New York City. The biggest piece of evidence that I’ve scraped off of the bottom of a barrel however? The movie title itself. Because some people refer to Thor: Ragnarok as Thor 3.

And Thor 3…rhymes with sorcery. I SEE THROUGH YOUR DECEPTION, MARVEL! Game set and match. Now the only question of course, is just how exactly Doctor Strange fits into the grand scheme of Thor: Ragnarok. I’m guessing male facial hair grooming tips.

Last Updated: August 23, 2016

Kervyn Cloete

A man of many passions - but very little sleep - I've been geeking out over movies, video games, comics, books, anime, TV series and lemon meringues as far back as I can remember. So show up for the geeky insight, stay for the delicious pastries.

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