CBR had the news Chiwetel Ejiofor has been cast as Baron Mordo. Previously it was thought that he would play Brother Voodoo.
The Academy Award-nominated Ejiofor, who is best known for his lead role in “12 Years a Slave,” was rumored to be up for a “key role” in the Marvel movie back in January. While the Deadline article states that Ejiofor will play Mordo when he “suits up” for “Strange,” it still leaves some wiggle room regarding the actor’s involvement by saying he’s “rumored to be joining the film.”
The report also clarifies Mordo’s potential role in the film, saying that he may not necessarily be the film’s primary antagonist. Deadline states that this version of Baron Mordo will be “an amalgamation of characters culled from Doctor Strange‘s mythology.” This mash-up methodology was previously used in “Iron Man 2” for Mickey Rourke’s villain Whiplash; the character’s civilian identity — Anton Vanko — was paired with Whiplash, a separate Iron Man villain.