Will Doctor Strange appear in Thor: The Dark World?

A nice, juicy bit of superhero gossip for you this morning, with online reports suggesting that Doctor Strange may be due for a cameo in Thor: The Dark World , with the man playing him none other than Viggo Mortensen.

The rumour stems from a Twitter account registered to one Roger Wardell who previously leaked the news that Falcon would be appearing in Captain America: The Winter Soldier , as well as confirming Sebastian Stan's return as Bucky Barnes.

Now he has dropped a pair of new tidbits that may well be interconnected. "Inside News: There’s something “Strange” about Thor: The Dark World " reads the first tantalising tweet.

"Inside News: Marvel is negotiations with Viggo Mortensen for an unspecified role in one of their Phase 2 films” claims the second.

Even accepting that the intel is reliable, there's nothing to definitively say that the two tweets are interrelated, but that hasn't stopped fans working themselves into a right old lather over the prospect of Mortensen taking on the role of Strange.

A Doctor Strange movie has been rumoured for years… could this be the first step towards seeing that dream realised? We'll find out for sure when Thor: The Dark World opens in the UK on 8 November 2013.

George Wales

George was once GamesRadar's resident movie news person, based out of London. He understands that all men must die, but he'd rather not think about it. But now he's working at Stylist Magazine.