Last night’s Sherlock may not have put to rest the rumors that Tom Hiddleston will play mysterious third Holmes brother, Sherrinford. But we can tell you he’ll be sharing the screen with Benedict Cumberbatch at least once this year.
Benedict’s role in upcoming Avengers movie Thor: Ragnarok was confirmed by official Disney fan club D23, who included this little nugget in a recent list of Disney-related things to look forward to in 2017:
“If you need even more intergalactic, world-saving action, Thor: Ragnarok in November brings together Thor, the Hulk, and Doctor Strange to face off against intergalactic baddies both familiar and new.”
Of course, this won’t come as a surprise if you stayed in the theater until the very end of Doctor Strange, when Chris Hemsworth as Thor popped up in the end credits. The scene between him and Doctor Strange might have been brief, but it hinted heavily that the Sorcerer Supreme would appear in director Taika Waititi‘s take on the Thor series.
In it, Thor can be seen in the Sanctum Sanctorum in New York asking Doctor Strange for assistance. Following the events of Thor: The Dark World, Anthony Hopkins‘ Odin has gone missing, and the God of Thunder has dragged his adopted brother Loki (Tom Hiddleston) to Earth in order to try and find their father. When Thor confirms locating their father will mean he and Loki leave Earth, Doctor Strange agrees to help.
So, wait. Let us get this straight: A big screen inter-dimensional battle between War Horse co-stars Tom and Benedict is on the cards?
That’s not all. The new movie will also feature Idris Elba (The Dark Tower) as the Asgardian sentry, Heimdall; Anthony Hopkins (Silence of the Lambs) again portraying Odin, Ruler of Asgard; and Mark Ruffalo (The Avengers) reprising his role of Bruce Banner/The Hulk.
And if that wasn’t enough still, then newcomers to the franchise include Cate Blanchett (Carol) as the mysterious and powerful new villain Hela, Jeff Goldblum (Jurassic Park) as the eccentric Grandmaster, Tessa Thompson (Creed) as the classic hero Valkyrie, and Karl Urban (Star Trek Beyond) as Skurge.
Okay, so we’re officially psyched.
Thor: Ragnarok comes to theaters on November 3.
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