For years fans have been demanding that Marvel puts together a solid Dr. Strange movie, and even now we know that a Dr Strange is on Marvel’s to-do-list and has been put into serious consideration for some time now. But unfortunately, we haven’t seen much happen with it.
Yet now, we have a huge rumor that has actually flown under most peoples radar for a good long while. The site The Playlist had recorded a podcast a while back, focusing mostly on the current superhero movie line up, and touching base on what is in the future for the Genre. But in this podcast they do actually mention that they “might know something” about a certain “Master of the mystic arts” (AKA Dr. Strange) playing a part in Thor: The Dark World, and unlike all the previous superhero crossover appearances, this one is not just a cameo appearance but a full one key role. Screenrant later took this podcast and actually broke it down on their site:
The Playlist claimed that Natalie Portman’s character Jane Foster could be working alongside Dr. Strange in a similar capacity as she did with Stellan Skarsgård’s Dr. Erik Selvig in the first film, and that Strange would be playing a big part in “all three acts” of the film, as opposed to being relegated to a cameo-type introduction. He would play a scientist (he’s a genius neurosurgeon in the comics) and someone who’s deeply interested in Foster’s stories and knowledge about Asgard and Thor
What many did not realize however, was there was a very significant (yet very well hidden) reference to Dr. Strange in the first THOR film (once I point it out, go watch it and you’ll see for yourself), which is why this rumor seems to be so realistic.
In the first THOR if you watch the closely in pretty much any scene that shows ODIN’S TROPHY ROOM you can see this in the background:
Now what makes this thing so significant is that in actuality its the Orb of Agamotto, the amulet that Dr Strange wears in the comics.
According to Wikipedia:
The Orb of Agamotto is a fictional magical item in the Marvel Comicsuniverse. It is a powerful scryingcrystal ball owned and used by Doctor Strange for clairvoyance. It can also be used to detect magic in use anywhere in the world and provide Strange with a location and visual.
The orb rests in Doctor Strange’s Sanctum Sanctorum in a room called the Chamber of Shadows. It usually is inside a display case with three curved legs. When summoned, the glass covering rises and the ball levitates.
Now its possible that the rumor is implying that Dr. Strange is going to use the ties Dr. Jane Foster has to Thor to gain access to the amulet, or it could simply imply that’s how they are going to explain how he gets it, either way it makes some very interesting implications for the upcoming film THOR: The Dark World.
THOR: A Dark World hits theaters November 8, 2013.