Villain Revealed For DOCTOR STRANGE 2 and Baron Mordo Will Be Taken To "Loki Levels of Awesomeness"
The next time we see Doctor Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch) in action will be in Avengers: Infinity War and Thanos and his goons are coming after him because they want the Time Stone. As we've seen in the trailer, it looks like they get it as we see Strange being tortured by Ebony Maw. If this movie follows the Doctor Strange story arc from the comics, Strange will play a big role in how the story of Infinity War will play out.
It's safe to assume that we will eventually see a Doctor Strange sequel and when that happens, we now have an idea of what to expect thanks to Doctor Strange screenwriter C. Robert Cargill. During a recent interview with MovieWeb, he shared some thoughts on the villains in the story including Baron Mordo and Nightmare, and talks about his ideas for the story he wants to tell.
"Marvel movies work in threes. They also work outside of their threes. Some of the better Marvel films have more than one villain in them. Me and Scott have not laid the groundwork for it but what I can say is that I have a feeling that whatever Nightmare is involved with, Baron Mordo, being somebody who considers himself the defender of natural law will have something to do with it."
Cargill went on to talk about Mordo's story arc that will play out over the course of several films and says that arc is the reason that actor Chiwetel Ejiofor signed up to play the character in the first place:
"For those of you who have ever read the comics, you know that Baron Mordo has a very particular arc, and that's something we discussed with Chiwetel while working on the first movie. And part of the reason Chiwetel wanted to play Mordo was because he has a definitive ending as a character and it's such a fascinating ending. And I do know that whether we're attached or not, that Marvel plans on working towards that ending and fully realizing Mordo as more than just a cardboard cutout villain, but actually taking him to kind of Loki levels of awesomeness. That's the goal with him."
That's a great goal! Ejiofor was so good as Baron Mordo and I'm happy to hear that he has a long and definitive story arc. I'm a huge fan of Doctor Strange and I loved the movie that director Scott Derrickson made. Hopefully Marvel brings this team back on board to continue the story.
As of right now, there are not any plans currently in place for a Doctor Strange sequel, but I'm confident that it will eventually happen. Unless Marvel ends up shockingly killing off the character!