Benedict Cumberbatch to Return as ‘Doctor Strange’ in ‘Thor: Ragnarok’

A preview on Disney’s D23 website confirms the return of the Sorcerer Supreme

Last Updated: January 2, 2017 @ 10:58 AM

Benedict Cumberbatch is set to return as “Doctor Strange” in Marvel Studios upcoming “Thor: Ragnarok,” TheWrap has learned.

Disney’s official fan club, D23, posted a preview of all the things fans can look forward to from Disney in 2017. Among them was “Thor: Ragnarok.” The description teases how the film will see the God of Thunder team up with familiar faces.

“‘Thor: Ragnarok’ in November brings together Thor, the Hulk and Doctor Strange to face off against intergalactic baddies both familiar and new,” the description reads.

Recently, the post-credits scene in “Doctor Strange” revealed Thor paying Strange a visit in his Sanctum Sanctorum, with Strange promising to help Thor locate Loki so the brothers can return to Asgard. “Thor: Ragnarok” director Taika Waititi reportedly shot the scene.

“Thor: Raganorak” stars Chris Hemsworth as Thor, Tom Hiddleston as Loki, Mark Ruffalo as the Hulk, Idris Elba as Heimdall, Tessa Thompson as Valkyrie, Sir Anthony Hopkins as Odin, Cate Blanchett as the villain Hela, Jeff Goldblum as Grandmaster, and Karl Urban as Skurge. Additionally, “Jurassic Park” star Sam Neill will also be joining the cast.

“Thor: Ragnarok” will hit theaters Nov. 3.