One of the best things about the Marvel Cinematic Universe is how the characters and the movies are all intertwined with each other (this, admittingly, can also be one of its most frustrating things). The tag at the end of Doctor Strange teased us with a scene from the upcoming Thor: Ragnarok where the Sorcerer Supreme and The Mighty Avenger meet for the first time.
That scene is only the beginning of the connection between these two characters as the special features on the Doctor Strange DVD and Blu-ray (which comes out next week but you can get it digitally now) have not one but two features featuring the god of thunder. The first is actually a behind the scenes featurette about the making of that final tag. I love seeing Bennedict Cumberbatch getting along well with Chris Hemsworth, I hope that’s a sign that Cumberbatch will be meeting some of the other Avengers actors in the near future.
One of the questions fans had when Captain America: Civil War came out was, “Where are Thor and Hulk?” The in-universe answer, of course, is that they were off planet, but that didn’t stop the film makers from having some fun. Marvel released a video called “Team Thor” in which the mighty Avenger is having some “me time” in Australia with his new roommate Darryl. “Team Thor 2” reunites Thor and Darryl as they argue over paying rent.
In related news, IGN sat down with Tom Hiddleston, who is reprising his role as Loki for an interview about his new movie King Kong. The interview naturally ventured into the realm of Thor: Ragnarok and specifically if Hiddleston thinks Loki will feel threatened by the new Sorcerer Supreme.
“I think he probably dismisses Strange. Yes his sorcerery is very impressive, but Loki has been doing that for centuries, so who cares?” said Hiddleston. He also gave some hints as to Loki and Thor’s relationship in the movie.
“At the beginning of Ragnarok, Thor has a lot of questions, and Loki, true to form, is not forthcoming with that many answers. But hammers are involved and the stakes are raised. Cate Blanchett, it’s no secret, is playing the goddess of death, who brings destruction in her wake and it is the kind of destruction that both Thor and Loki have never seen. On a scale of terror that they haven ever, ever seen before. So they fall back on their brotherhood, fractured though it is, to see what they can do to stop her.”
You can check out the full interview if you’re interested.
Where would you like to see Doctor Strange show up next?