Stop the presses people this latest race swap which will no doubt enrage fanboys and spur online debates is the casting of Chiwetel Ejiofor as Baron Mordo, longtime Nemesis to Dr. Strange in the upcoming Dr. Strange movie from Marvel Studios. Now earlier this year he was rumored to be in talks with Marvel and many of us speculated that it was for something “Black Panther” related but now we have confirmation via Deadline that isn’t so. The article notes however 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.
So will aspects of Dr. Voodoo be folded into the mix as well? Since that would be a seemingly better casting of the award winning actor? Only time will tell! Addition notes include Tilda Swinton’s role as the gender and race swapped Ancient One.
“Doctor Strange” opens on November 4, 2016
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