First Photo of Chiwetel Ejiofor as Baron Mordo in DOCTOR STRANGE
We've got another photos from the set of Marvel's Doctor Strange for you to check out today. We've already seen photos and video of Benedict Cumberbatch shooting in Nepal as Stephen Strange, but now we have our first look at Chiwetel Ejiofor as Baron Mordo. This is the hooded figure that we saw in the previously released set video.
It was previously reported that Marvel will be switching things up with the character. Even though he’s Doctor Strange's enemy in the comics, it has been explained that you shouldn't "look for him to be necessarily a completely villainous character. Rather, he’s an amalgamation of characters culled from Doctor Strange‘s mythology."
Mordo was created by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko, and here's a more detailed description of Mordo from the comics for those of you not familiar from Marvel Wiki:
Mordo began his tutelage under the Ancient One as early as the 1930's, already an adult; residing in the Ancient One's lair brought him reduced aging. The Ancient One realized that Mordo's lust for power made him dangerous but chose to teach him anyway feeling that he could at least keep a watchful eye on him.
Mordo was immediately resentful of Stephen Strange when he began studying under the Ancient One and magically restrained him from speaking when Strange accidentally walked in on Mordo's plot. The plot failed, Strange became the Ancient One's disciple, and Mordo eventually left.
Doctor Strange also stars Rachel McAdams as the female lead rumored to be one of the Night Nurses; Michael Stuhlbarg as Doctor Nicodemus West; and Tilda Swinton as the Ancient One. Mads Mikkelsen (Hannibal) is also in talks for the villain role in the film, which remains a mystery.
Doctor Strange is scheduled to hit theaters November 4th, 2016. To see more images from the set, click here.