Chiwetel Ejiofor to play Baron Mordo in Doctor Strange
English actor, Chiwetel Ejiofor — known for his role in 12 Years A Slave, will be joining Benedict Cumberbatch in the upcoming Doctor Strange, reports Deadline:
Deadline has learned definitively what role Chiwetel Ejiofor will play when he suits up for Doctor Strange, the Scott Derrickson-directed Marvel Studios film that will star Benedict Cumberbatch as the title character. Ejiofor, rumored to be joining the film, will play Baron Mordo, an enemy of Doctor Strange who first appeared in the comic Strange Tales in 1963.
Baron Mordo, a one-time supervillian who is well-versed in magic and knows some karate, has been known to veer away from the darkside, so it should be interesting to see exactly how his character is developed in the film.
Doctor Strange scheduled to be released November 2016.