LOS ANGELES, June 12 (UPI) -- Chiwetel Ejiofor is to play Baron Mordo in the upcoming Marvel movie Doctor Strange, starring Benedict Cumberbatch as the title character.
Deadline reported the casting news, noting Ejiofor's Mordo will be an amalgamation of characters from Doctor Strange's mythology and not necessarily the villain he is depicted in the comic books.
Scott Derrickson is helming the film, which is set for release Nov. 4, 2016.
Ejiofor and Cumberbatch previously worked together on the Best Picture Oscar-winner 12 Years a Slave.
Ejiofor's other film credits include Inside Man, Children of Men, Kinky Boots, Dirty Pretty Things and Love Actually.