I will admit proudly that the upcoming Marvel film “Dr. Strange” is one of my most anticipated of the Marvel Cinematic Universe currently schedule, only behind, obviously Infinity War 1 &2. Doctor Strange is the second film slated for release in Marvel’s Phase 3. Directed by Scott Derrickson it will star Benedict Cumberbatch as “Sorcerer Supreme” Stephen Strange, and Tilda Swinton as The Ancient One. This origin story for Strange will not only explore magic, mythicism, and sorcery, it will continue to reveal connections to the greater MCU,possibly introducing another infinity stone.But the has not been much details given on the villain of the film Baron Mordo, Master of the Dark Arts, who will be portrayed by Chiwetel Ejiofor. (Inside Man, 12 Years a Slave, 2012, Amistead, Serinity)
In an interview with HeyUGuys Ejiofor spoke about playing Mordo and the fun challenges that came with the role. While he doesn’t give much away about the plot or his allegiances, he does offer his take on what makes working on a project like this so intriguing.
“I think he’s a fascinating charterer…I think even in the original framework of that character I think it’s very fascinating. And sort of fleshing that out and giving that a kind of real 3 dimensional quality has been exciting and I think that even within the scope and the technical and visual skill of the Marvel universe I think that this is something unique. I’m excited for people to see it”
“Marvel are introducing a lot of different characters, and diversity in the characters. I think getting Black Panther up and running is really great, really exciting. I think that the more that that can happen and we get as an audience to experience different stories, different people, I think it’s very rich, it’s a very rich world.”
Captain America: Civil War will release on May 6, 2016, followed by Doctor Strange – November 4, 2016; Guardians of the Galaxy 2 – May 5, 2017; Spider-Man – July 7, 2017; Thor: Ragnarok – November 3, 2017; Black Panther – February 16, 2018; The Avengers: Infinity War Part 1 – May 4, 2018; Ant-Man and the Wasp – July 6, 2018; Captain Marvel – March 8, 2019; The Avengers: Infinity War Part 2 – May 3, 2019; Inhumans – July 12, 2019; and as-yet untitled Marvel movies on May 1, July 10 and November 6, 2020.