Benedict Cumberbatch to join Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston in Thor Ragnarok

LOS ANGELES: British actor Benedict Cumberbatch is expected to make an appearance in Thor: Ragnarok, the third installment in the Thor film series starring Chris Hemsworth.


There are hints that the Sherlock fame star might join Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston and Mark Ruffalo in the film as Dr Stephen Strange, a fictional character from his forthcoming film Doctor Strange.

A photograph from the Australian set of the film gave hints about his appearance. The images show Hemsworth in civilian clothes, and holding a business card with a handwritten address on it. It reads: “177A Bleecker St”.

It is the New York address of Dr Stephen Strange. The photographs were uploaded by a fan and later retweeted by the film’s director Taika Waititi.

There isn’t an official confirmation yet on Cumberbatch making an appearance in Thor: Ragnarok. There were also reports that actor Robert Downey Jr might make an appearance in the film as Iron Man.

In addition to Hiddleston and Hemsworth, the film stars Idris Elba, Anthony Hopkins, Cate Blanchett, Jeff Goldblum, and Karl Urban. Thor: Ragnarok will release on November 3, 2017, and Doctor Strange will release in India on the November 4 this year.