‘Thor: Ragnarok’ New York Set Photos and Video Reveal HUGE ‘Doctor Strange’ Connection

By August 22, 2016
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Right now, a majority of what we can expect from next year’s Thor: Ragnarok is being kept under tight lock and key, already looking like one of the biggest Marvel standalone films to date, and for right now, also being one of the most mysterious. Thanks to a tantalizing sizzle reel of concept art that played at San Diego Comic-Con earlier this year too, which included images of Thor and Hulk fighting in an arena and the Hulk fighting what looked like Hell itself, it’s quickly becoming one of our most anticipated Marvel films of the next few years.

Yesterday, the film’s Australian production was spotted shooting scenes on the streets of Brisbane as well, which had been completely redone to look like the streets of New York City, with Chris Hemsworth’s Thor and Tom Hiddleston’s Loki walking around in human clothes.

Considering a majority of fans had assumed that the entirety of Ragnarok would take place in space, it was a somewhat surprising public reveal. A friend of GeekNation was on site for the film as well, and was able to capture the following video from the set, which shows a brief glimpse at the scene that was filmed yesterday, including Thor and Loki walking down the NYC streets, when two girls run up and ask Thor for a selfie.

Apparently, Loki didn’t look too pleased when he wasn’t asked for one as well, which is so Loki. Check out the video below:

That’s not all that was revealed though, with another set photo, which director Taika Waititi himself retweeted, that shows Hemsworth’s Thor inspecting what almost looks like a business card while filming, which due to some investigating from fans (via Marvel Cinematic Universe) was revealed to have the address of none other than Stephen Strange on it.

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Now obviously, with closer inspection you can fairly clearly see that Strange’s address, 177A Bleecker St, is inscribed on the card, which means that Thor and Loki either go to visit the Sorcerer Supreme at some point during the film, or they at least learn about him during it. Right now, it’s hard to know for sure, but with everything going on with the Infinity Stones and Hela’s (Cate Blanchett) attack upon Thor’s entire world, I imagine that the Sorcerer Supreme may be someone worth going to for information or help.

Not to mention that the God of Thunder will also have to deal with Mark Ruffalo’s Hulk being out and on the loose throughout the film as well, which Ruffalo has previously described as being an intergalactic road trip comedy between the two characters. It’s interesting to know that we’ll be seeing both Loki and Thor, wearing human clothes in New York in the film, though at the same time, you have to wonder how exactly they get there, what their reasons for going are, and when exactly this will be taking place in the Ragnarok story as well.

Thor: Ragnarok is set to hit theatres on November 3rd, 2017.

Alex Welch

Alex Welch

Alex dreams of meeting a girl with a yellow umbrella, and spends too much time* staring at a movie screen. His vocabulary consists mostly of movie quotes and 80s song lyrics. *Debatable