– by Joseph Jammer Medina

Here’s a fun little rumor for you, boys and girls…

A photo surfaced online a few weeks ago that shows Thor (Chris Hemsworth) holding up a small piece of paper that reads “177A Bleeker Street” on the set of Thor: Ragnarok. Why does that matter, you ask? Well, what hole have you lived in for the last 50 years, I ask in return!? Just kidding. 

It matters because that’s the address of Stephen Strange, aka Doctor Strange. Check out the Thor: Ragnarok set photo in question, and then join me for some dissection of comments from that film’s director Taika Waititi:

That photo led to plenty of speculation that the Sorcerer Supreme himself, Doctor Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch), was going to appear in Thor: Ragnarok. The Thor threequel is already a super-sized affair, and the most ambitious of the God Of Thunder’s solo films. We know that its cast will include Mark Ruffalo, reprising his fan-favorite role as Bruce Banner/Incredible Hulk, and that notable actors like Cate Blanchett, Karl Urban, and Jeff Goldblum will add their formidable star power to an already solid cast that includes Tom Hiddleston, Anthony Hopkins, and Idris Elba. 

So…will Cumberbatch’s Strange also make an appearance in Thor: Ragnarok?

Ohhh I don’t know,” director Taika Waititi told Digital Spy. “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.” When pressed further about a Cumberbatch cameo, Waititi added, “Might be something like that. Might be a little tease. Or maybe a tease just for people who wanted to zoom into that photo.

Waititi’s coy responses seem to heavily imply that Doctor Strange will absolutely appear, in some form, in Thor: Ragnarok. It’s funny how this film has quietly become a Marvel event that could be on the level of Captain America: Civil War once the marketing team gets its hands on it. Similar to Civil War, it sounds like Thor: Ragnarok will up the stakes, have an outsized cast, and be its own kind of mini-Avengers movie.

Thor: Ragnarok will come out on November 3, 2017.

SOURCE: Digital Spy

Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.