Deadline learned today that Chiwetel Ejiofor has been cast as Baron Mordo in Marvel’s upcoming ‘Doctor Strange’ film. Scott Derrickson is directing the film, which will star Benedict Cumberbatch. Although in the comics the character is an enemy of Doctor Strange, his on screen-character is an amalgamation of characters from the Doctor Strange mythology. Tilda Swinton’s The Ancient One character has also been changed from the comics, in a gender swap.
The film centers around brilliant and arrogant neurosurgeon Doctor Stephen Strange, who learns that the key to his powers are not his hands. Following a terrifying car accident, he discovers a hidden world of magic and alternate dimensions. Disney is releasing the film November 4, 2016.