The recently-released Japanese trailer for the upcoming "Thor: Ragnarok" gave Doctor Strange more screen time, as well as more value for the movie itself. While the inclusion of the Sorcerer Supreme has been hinted as far back as 2016's "Doctor Strange," the "Thor: Ragnarok" trailer shows Strange giving Thor a cryptic message.
In the Japanese trailer, Doctor Strange, played by Benedict Cumberbatch, warns Chris Helmsworth's Thor that he sensed a great change in his future. He also warns the Asgardian deity that destiny has plans for him, to which Thor responds that he has dire plans for destiny himself, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The "change" could refer to a new weapon, as Thor's hammer was destroyed by the main baddie Hela.
On the mid-credits scene of "Doctor Strange," a conversation between Strange and Thor revealed that the god of thunder was looking for his brother Loki, who escaped to the human realm. While the trailer seems to confirm the assistance that the Sorcerer Supreme offered at the end of the previous movie, though Cinema Blend reports that it may not indicate he will play a major role on "Thor: Ragnarok." Additionally, it could also mean that the Strange's involvement will only be on the first few minutes of the movie.
The rest of the trailer is filled with scenes from the movie that have been previously revealed, like the invasion of Hela, played by Cate Blanchett, and Thor meeting the chained Loki, played by Tom Hiddleston. The trailer also ends with the amusing exchange between Thor and Mark Ruffalo's Hulk, referring to himself as a raging fire, while calling Thor a "smoldering fire."
"Thor: Ragnarok" is swinging in to theatres on November 2017. Thor, Hulk Doctor Strange, and even possibly Loki, will be joining the rest of the Marvel Cinematic Universe in the two-part "Avengers: Infinity War," to be released on 2018 and 2019.