Months ago, Chiwetel Ejiofor was rumored to have an unknown part in Marvel's magical superhero movie Dr. Strange.
Now not only has the casting been confirmed, but his part has been revealed as well!
Much like the gender-switched casting of Tilda Swinton, Marvel have cast the best person for the role — and ended up with even more diversity!
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Chiwetel will play villain Baron Mordo, another sorcerer who is threatened by Strange's success. Basically, they have a real Katy Perry/Taylor Swift Bad Blood thing going on.
The role will reteam Ejiofor with his 12 Years A Slave costar Benedict Cumberbatch.
Two Oscar nominees chewing the scenery and blasting each other with magic? Sounds like a party! We'll have to reserve a seat in theaters on November 4, 2016!
[Image via Marvel/Phil Lewis/WENN.]
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