Doctor Strange Marvel Wants To Add Ejiofor To DOCTOR STRANGE written by Sean Gerber January 22, 2015 Now that we’ve all recovered from the whirlwind rumor mill that was the casting of the title role in DOCTOR STRANGE, it’s time to figure out which actors will join Benedict Cumberbatch’s Sorcerer Supreme. According to a new report, Marvel is trying to hand director Scott Derrickson another immensely talented actor to work with in Chiwetel Ejiofor (12 YEARS A SLAVE). Marvel hopes Ejiofor will fill a major role in the film, but whether he would be a friend or foe to Stephen Strange is not yet known. Looking at the comics, there are four very prominent male roles associated with Doctor Strange. If Ejiofor is sought to be an antagonist, he would be fantastic as either Baron Mordo or Dormammu. Mordo is Strange’s most personal nemesis, as it was Strange who passed up the long-waiting Mordo for supremacy in the eyes of the Ancient One, who taught both in the ways of sorcery (more on him in a minute). The Dread Dormammu is the big bad on the mystical side of Marvel mythology, much in the way that Thanos looms large as the predominant threat in Marvel cosmic. On the friendly side, Ejiofor could play Wong, the loyal but lethal when needed servant of Dr. Strange. An even bigger role than that, however, would be the aforementioned Ancient One. It is the Ancient One who introduced Strange to magic and mysticism when all the good, but selfish doctor wanted was a cure for his hands, which were injured in a car accident and left Strange unable to continue his career as the world’s best neurosurgeon. It’s about time Liam Neeson wasn’t everyone’s mentor and watching Ejiofor impart eloquent wisdom upon Cumberbatch’s Stephen Strange would be a sight to see. Source: The Hollywood Reporter Marvel Wants To Add Ejiofor To DOCTOR STRANGE was last modified: February 20th, 2016 by Sean Gerber Related Doctor StrangeMarvelMarvel Cinematic Universe 1 comment 0 Facebook Twitter Google + Pinterest Sean Gerber Sean Gerber is the founder and editor-in-chief of Modern Myth Media. When he's not writing here, you can catch him as the host of Popular Opinion Podcast, Batman News, and Marvel News! previous post Melissa Benoist Is SUPERGIRL! next post X-MEN: Meet The New Storm, Cyclops, and Jean Grey! You may also like Doctor Strange- New Writer, Leto Mentioned Again,... June 19, 2014 Meet Marvel’s DOCTOR STRANGE In This New... April 12, 2016 Confirmed: Benedict Cumberbatch Is Marvel’s DOCTOR STRANGE! December 4, 2014 Tilda Swinton Confirms She Is The Ancient... July 14, 2015 Meet More Masters Of The Mystic Arts... September 28, 2016 2016 in Review: The Year the Good... January 2, 2017 Marvel Studios releases Doctor Strange – Universes... October 10, 2016 Report: Chiwetel Ejiofor Is Baron Mordo In... June 11, 2015 Marvel Studios Invokes Steve Ditko In New... September 29, 2016 Open Your Mind In A New DOCTOR... August 30, 2016 Robert Reineke I hope that they have a big part in mind for Ejiofor.