‘Thor: Ragnarok’ Japanese Trailer: Now With 100% More Doctor Strange

You may remember, Marvel Scrubs and Fanboys, that the Doctor Strange stinger set-up his presence in Thor: Ragnarok. However, thus far Mystical Tony Stark hasn’t been present in any of the promotional materials. Well, that changes with the release of the Japanese trailer.


We’re entering the home stretch of the long wait until we get to experience Taika Waititi’s vision for Thor: Ragnarok and see a bunch of wacky aliens fight in space to please Jeff Goldblum. But just because we already know an awful lot about the movie doesn’t mean that there isn’t more to learn.

Today, Marvel’s Japanese social media accounts posted their localized trailers for Ragnarok, and while most of the footage included is exactly the same as what we’ve seen before, there are two key differences that make the the Japanese versions better. The first? Doctor Strange.

Though Ragnarok is very much about Asgardians punching each other’s lights out to a fantastic soundtrack, the very first person we see and hear in the Japanese trailer is Benedict Cumberbatch as Strange, explaining to Thor in the Sanctum Sanctorum that he’s “sensed a great change in [Thor’s] future,” which makes sense considering we all know that Hela’s going to kick Thor’s ass at least once. As surprising as Strange’s inclusion is in the trailer, it makes a degree of sense considering that Doctor Strange’s first post-credits stinger also featured the two heroes discussing Asgardian affairs.