Thanks to the mid-credits scene for Doctor Strange, we've known for nearly a year that Benedict Cumberbatch's sorcerer supreme would be showing up in Thor: Ragnarok, though it doesn't look like he'll be making the trip to Asgard to join Team Thor and stop their apocalypse.
Though the preview shows the same footage as the first few trailers for Thor: Ragnarok, the Japanese trailer for the highly anticipated space-romp gives fans their first look at the Sorcerer Supreme initial meeting with Chris Hemsworth's Asgardian god of thunder.
While Strange may or may not be able to help Thor find Odin, he is offering a cryptic bit of advice in the new trailer.
We already knew Taika Waititi's take on Thor was going to be unusual, but we didn't know just how much so until the Japanese trailer for THOR: RAGNAROK was released.
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So while you can obviously expect to see Doctor Strange in Thor: Ragnarok, I'd expect his role is somewhat akin to that of Falcon in Ant-Man - essentially an extended cameo.
It is entirely possible Doctor Strange used his Time Stone to travel forward in time, only to return to the present timeline after discovering Thanos and his plans for Earth.
Cumberbatch was confirmed to appear in Thor: Ragnarok back in January, though there has been some indication that he would play a role in the movie since a set photo with his address surfaced in August 2016.
There is no reason to believe odd would travel to a futuristic Asgard and discover Hela's destructive arrival on Thor's homeland, only to travel back in time and to Earth where he will warn the God of Thunder. "I have dire plans for destiny", he says.