Benedict Cumberbatch‘s Stephen Strange will return to the big screen sooner than we expected.
The news was confirmed by Disney‘s official fan club, D23. In their recently post highlighting Disney’s upcoming movies, events, television animation and parks – they confirmed that Doctor Strange plays a part in the upcoming Thor movie.
Here’s the excerpt: “2017 is going to be a magical year for all kinds of Disney movies you’ve been waiting to see.
If you love animation, you’ll be on the edge of your seat when Cars 3 speeds into theaters in June, and you’ll be celebrating Dia de Los Muertos with Pixar Animation’s Coco, coming to theaters in November.
Along with those new animated classics, revisit a favorite Disney classic when the tale as old as time gets a live-action twist when Beauty and the Beast premieres in March.
If you prefer beasts that are more friendly than fierce, you’ll need to see Born in China in April to learn about the endangered animals of China.
We’ve all been obsessed with Baby Groot since he danced his way into our hearts in 2014, and now we can finally watch our favorite tiny, talking plant save the galaxy with his gang of unlikely heroes when Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 zooms into theaters in May.
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, we can’t talk about fighting off bad guys in space without mentioning a certain movie about the war in the stars… We may have wait until December, but Star Wars: Episode VIII will finally reveal what happens next to our favorite characters from The Force Awakens.”
We are yet to find out how important Doctor Strange‘s part in the movie will be, but we will find out soon when the film hits theaters in November 2017.
Thor: Ragnarok features the return of Chris Hemsworth as crown prince of Asgard & God of Thunder, Thor with Tom Hiddleston as Thor’s adoptive brother, Loki; Idris Elba as the Asgardian sentry of the Bifröst Bridge, Heimdall and Sir Anthony Hopkins as king of Asgard, father of Thor, and adoptive father of Loki, Odin.
New cast features Cate Blanchett as the mysterious and powerful new villain Hela, Jeff Goldblum as the eccentric Grandmaster, Tessa Thompson as classic hero Valkyrie, Karl Urban as Skurge and Mark Ruffalo reprising his role of Bruce Banner/the Hulk.
Kevin Feige will produce the film, joined by executive producers Louis D’Esposito, Brad Winderbaum, Victoria Alonso, Thomas M. Hammel and Stan Lee.
Thor: Ragnarok is set for November 3, 2017 release.