Chiwetel Ejiofor for Marvel’s Doctor Strange?

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Chiwetel Ejiofor circles a bad guy role in the upcoming Doctor Strange from Marvel.

Chiwetel Ejiofor circles a bad guy role in the upcoming Doctor Strange from Marvel.

The rumors started back in January that super hot Chiwetel Ejiofor has been circling Marvel’s Doctor Strange – with Benedict Cumberbatch in the title role – and the talk has apparently gotten more specific. According to Deadline, Ejiofor is in line to play mystic bad guy Baron Mordo.

With Tilda Swinton currently cast as the Ancient One, Cumberbatch’s surgeon turned magical arts superhero Doctor Stephen Strange would be set to battle Baron Mordo. One suspects a bit of tinkering on the part of the movie’s writers, to take the typical bad guy part and give it some depth, as Chiwetel Ejiofor is an actor of some serious caliber.

This might be the most pedigreed Marvel cast unleashed on the public so far. And possibly filled with the hardest names to spell…

Sinister’s Scott Derrickson is directing the film, working from a script by Jon Spaihts. With production scheduled for the UK this year, Doctor Strange will conjure itself into theaters on October 28, 2016.