The Hollywood Reporter initially reported that Oscar nominee Chiwetel Ejiofor was being courted by Marvel for a lead role in Doctor Strange back in January of this year. At first, many speculated Ejiofor could be joining the film as Brother Voodoo, but now we know what role he’ll actually be playing in the film thanks to a new report from Deadline.
Per their sources, Ejiofor will be be playing Baron Mordo, who first appeared in Strange Tales #111 back in 1963. Mordo is a villain in the comics, but according to Deadline, it doesn’t appear as though that will be the case in the movie. It sounds as though he’ll be a combination of various characters from the Doctor Strange mythology.
This would be the second character to undergo changes in the film, as it’s currently rumored that actress **Tilda Swinton** will be tackling the role of the Ancient One, a character that is an elderly Tibetan male in the comics.
Doctor Strange, which stars Benedict Cumberbatch, is set to start filming in November, and will hit movie theaters on November 4th, 2016.