Morgan Freeman, Bill Nighy and Ken Watanabe are said to be the studio’s top candidates to play The Ancient One in Marvel’s “Doctor Strange” movie.
In the comics, The Ancient One is the previous Sorcerer Supreme who serves as Strange’s mentor. Marvel previously confirmed that actor Benedict Cumberbatch will play the title character.
The Ancient One also ends up training but ultimately rejecting Baron Mordo, a character long rumored to be the villain in the film and even to make a cameo appearance in the upcoming “Captain America: Civil War”.
How large a role in the film is unknown as it has been indicated ‘Strange’ will NOT be an origin story. Scott Derrickson helms the project from a screenplay by Jon Spaihts (“Prometheus”).
Source: Latino Review