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 Marvel’s DOCTOR STRANGE Trailer Debuts April 12... April 6, 2016 Confirmed: Benedict Cumberbatch Is Marvel’s DOCTOR STRANGE! December 4, 2014 New DOCTOR STRANGE Image Released September 3, 2016 Report: Benedict Cumberbatch To Play Marvel’s DOCTOR... October 27, 2014 Marvel’s DOCTOR STRANGE Meets Social Media And... April 4, 2016 New DOCTOR STRANGE Poster Reflects A New... September 8, 2016 See Select 3D Scenes From DOCTOR STRANGE... September 27, 2016 Marvel Studios releases Doctor Strange – Universes... October 10, 2016 New Featurette Takes You Inside The World... September 15, 2016 DOCTOR STRANGE Sneak Peek Coming To Disney... September 16, 2016 Robert Reineke I hope that they have a big part in mind for Ejiofor.