Does This Odd South Korean Thor: Ragnarok Poster Hint At Large Doctor Strange Role?

We’ve so far seen about a million and a half Thor: Ragnarok posters, but none can prepare you for the one coming out South Korea. The latest piece of marketing can be seen below:

Yeah, not exactly what we all expect after checking out that Thor: Ragnarok trailer, right? Well, prepare to be enlightened. The folks over at io9 were smart enough to notice that the poster is actually modeled after a classical painting from the 1700s called “Sangbak” from artist Gim Hong-do.

You can check that one out below.

The classical painting shows off a group of men watching a wrestling match, and given that Thor and Hulk are set to face of in a gladiatorial match in Thor: Ragnarok, it’s no wonder why they decided to go with that inspiration (though admittedly, it does almost look like Hulk and Thor are hugging).

One other interesting aspect lies in Doctor Strange. We know from the trailers that he at least has a small role, but does this poster hint at a much bigger one? It’s hard to say. They may very well have been hard-pressed to fill out the stands, and thus chose to include him, so you never know. All the same, it’s still a cool thing to include him.

What do you think of the new poster? Let us know down below!

Thor: Ragnarok hits theaters on November 3, 2017.

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