One of the fun games we get to play with each new entry in the Marvel Cinematic Universe is trying to figure out how each new film will connect to the others. We may have just found a major connection for Thor: Ragnarok. A new image tweeted from the set of the new film, shows Thor looking for a very particular address in New York City. Specifically, the address belonging to one Doctor Stephen Strange. Can you read the address in the image below?
Several images were tweeted out by Daley Pearson, the same guy who played Thor's "roommate" in the Civil War: Team Thor short that Marvel showed at San Diego Comic-Con this year. While most eyes would likely be drawn to Tom Hiddleston mugging for the camera, while Chris Hemsworth and Thor: Ragnarok director Taika Waititi look on unimpressed, what we notice is the image of Hemsworth holding a piece of paper or a business card with an address on it. That address is 177A Bleeker Street, the address of the Sanctum Santorum, the stronghold of Doctor Strange. As we'll be getting our introduction to Strange in his own film a year before Ragnarok comes out, it appears that this may be the next time that we see him.
While the specifics of the plot of both Doctor Strange and Thor: Ragnarok are still being protected, we expect at least part of Ragnarok to deal with the overarching MCU storyline of the Infinity Stones, this is what Thor wanted to learn more about when we last saw him in Avengers: Age of Ultron. It appears that Thor may go looking for Stephen Strange to gain information. This isn't too surprising. Doctor Strange had a pretty important role in the original Infinity War comics, and while we know that a great deal will be changed for the film version of the story, the fact that Doctor Strange is being introduced at all certainly implies the character will have a part to play in the larger story.
So, does this mean that we'll see Benedict Cumberbatch cameo in Thor: Ragnarok? It would certainly seem to be the case, though there could still be any number of reasons that it doesn't happen. Perhaps one of the many new villains who be introduced in the film will interrupt him on his way to Bleeker Street. Alternatively, though unlikely, this could be a shot from near the end of the film. Perhaps Thor will learn of Strange's existence during the movie, and it will end with him beginning his journey; the meeting may not happen until Avengers: Infinity War.
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