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International trailer for Thor: Ragnarok introduces an ominous Doctor Strange

‘Destiny has dire plans for you, my friend’

In the two trailers Marvel has released for Thor: Ragnarok, the goal each time has been to demonstrate how un-Thor-like director Taika Waititi’s movie will be. That means major cameos have been stricken from the two-minute advertisements to make room for celestial locations and corny jokes.

In a new international trailer published on YouTube yesterday, most of the jokes have been replaced with a friendly Marvel Cinematic Universe face: Doctor Strange. Doctor Strange, who made his cinematic debut last year, warns Thor that his future is about to change, adding that it won’t be the pleasant journey home Thor may have hoped for.

“Destiny has dire plans for you, my friend,” Doctor Strange warns.

“I have dire plans for destiny,” Thor responds, proving that the corny aspects of the Thor franchise we’ve come to love will still very much exist in Ragnarok.

The trailer also includes new footage of the evil Hela, Loki, Valkyrie and one of the most fearsome versions of Thor we’ve seen. Thor: Ragnarok is the second-to-last movie slated to be released before Avengers: Infinity War is released, making it one of the most crucial. In the first trailer we saw for Infinity War, a comatose version of Thor — sporting his shorter hair cut — could be seen floating through space before colliding with the Guardians of the Galaxy’s ship.

Thor: Ragnarok will be released on Nov. 3.

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