Chiwetel Ejiofor Up For Marvel’s “Doctor Strange”

“12 Years a Slave” star Chiwetel Ejiofor is being courted by Marvel to take on an unspecified role in the “Doctor Strange” movie.

Talks are said to be in the early stages and Marvel has no comment. If he signs, the actor would join Benedict Cumberbatch who is playing surgeon-turned-sorcerer supreme Stephen Strange, aka Doctor Strange.

Whilst initial thoughts are Ejiofor is wanted for a villainous role, such as Baron Mordo, inside sources say that’s not the case and he may serve in more of a mentor role such as the semi-immortal mystic the Ancient One.

Scott Derrickson is directing the movie, which is in the early stages of casting and will shoot after “Captain America: Civil War”.

Source: Heat Vision