Oscar nominee Chiwetel Ejiofor is said to be up for a leading role in the Doctor Strange movie.
THR reports on the news, but doesn’t have any further details, including which character Chiwetel Ejiofor is up to play.
It’s been said that Chiwetel Ejiofor may be up for a villain role, but reportedly, other sources have said that might not be the case.
Speculation has it that it’s possible Chiwetel Ejiofor is up to play the part of Wong, Doctor Strange’s assistant, or even the Ancient One, Doctor Strange’s mentor.
It’s also guessed the Doctor Strange villain will be Baron Mordo.
Chiwetel Ejiofor is known for 12 Years A Slave, Joss Whedon’s Serenity, and has a role in Ridley Scott’s upcoming The Martian.
It’s noted Marvel is in early talks with Chiwetel Ejiofor, so this isn’t guaranteed.
Doctor Strange has a November 4, 2016 release directed by Scott Derrickson starring Benedict Cumberbatch as Doctor Strange.