By Creative Media Times
The brand new Japanese trailer for “Thor: Ragnarok” finally reveals Doctor Strange in the movie. “Thor, I sense a great change in your future. Destiny has dire plans for you my friend,” says Benedict Cumberbatch’s Strange character. “I have dire plans for destiny,” Thor responds.
Though this might be expected, given that the God of Thunder paid a visit to the surgeon-turned-sorcerer in a post credit scene of last year’s Doctor Strange, this is actually the first time that Strange is featured in the film’s marketing.
And with Chris Hemsworth’s Thor sporting the same look in that post credit scene and this new scene with Strange, it should be interesting to find out the narrative connection between the two. Most of the trailer is similar to the action-packed version unveiled last month at Comic-Con in San Diego.
Directed by Taika Waititi with a screenplay by Eric Pearson, the film brings back Tom Hiddleston reprising his role as Loki, as well as returning cast Idris Elba (Heimdall), Tadanobu Asano (Hogun), Anthony Hopkins (Odin), Ray Stevenson (Volstagg), with new cast members Cate Blanchett (Hela), Jeff Goldblum (Grandmaster), Tessa Thompson (Valkyrie), Karl Urban (Skurge), Sam Neill, and Mark Ruffalo (Hulk).
Thor: Ragnarok (titled in Japan as “Thor: Battle Royale), arrives in US theaters on November 3, three days earlier than the Japanese release date of November 6th.
Here’s the new Japanese trailer for “Thor: Ragnarok”: