Chiwetel Ejiofor to Play Baron Mordo in Doctor Strange

Recently, more great news hit regarding Marvel’s magical film Doctor Strange. According to Deadline, Oscar-nominated actor Chiwetel Ejiofor will play the good Doctor’s arch enemy – Baron Mordo!

Ejiofor as Baron Mordo is a great choice in my opinion and I’d love to see the charisma he’ll bring if he gets the role. I say “if” because Marvel has not confirmed this story yet. Even the actor’s IMDb page has his name on the Doctor Strange link but it still says “rumored” and we all know things can change with Marvel and casting. However, it seems like this is probably true. Many sources out there have reported the same Deadline exclusive report so we’ll see. If confirmed, the actor will join Benedict Cumberbatch as the film’s title character and fellow rumored star Tilda Swinton as The Ancient One.

In the comics Baron Mordo is baddie supreme for the most part, but the report says the following character twist should be expected:

Although he’s an enemy in the comics, don’t look for him to be necessarily a completely villainous character. Rather, he’s an amalgamation of characters culled from Doctor Strange‘s mythology.

What do you think about Chiwetel Ejiofor playing Baron Mordo? Are you happy with this choice? If not, who do you think it should be? Let us know if the comments below!

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