Under a year away from the release of ‘Doctor Strange,’ Marvel continues to keep a lid on the film’s details while filming key scenes in London, New York and Hong Kong. However, in a new interview Chiwetel Ejifor, who stars in the film alongside lead Benedict Cumberbatch, teased his character Baron Mordo isn’t necessarily the supervillain portrayed in the comics.
“I think he’s a fascinating character,” Ejiofor told HeyUGuys while promoting his new film ‘Triple 9.’ The actor said of his ‘Doctor Strange’ role, “I think even in the original framework of that character I think it’s very fascinating. And sort of fleshing that out and giving that a kind of real 3 dimensional quality has been exciting and I think that even within the scope and the technical and visual skill of the Marvel universe I think that this is something unique. I’m excited for people to see it.”
Ejiofor also shared his thoughts on diversity within the MCU, which will introduce Chadwick Boseman as Black Panther in ‘Captain America: Civil War’ before the standalone ‘Black Panther’ film. “Marvel are introducing a lot of different characters, and diversity in the characters,” Ejiofor said. “I think getting Black Panther up and running is really great, really exciting. I think that the more that that can happen and we get as an audience to experience different stories, different people, I think it’s very rich, it’s a very rich world.”
‘Doctor Strange’ is scheduled to grace theaters on November 4, 2016 following the release of ‘Captain America: Civil War’ on May 6, 2016, the first film in Marvel’s Phase Three. ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2’ opens May 5, 2017 followed by ‘Spider-Man’ on July 7, 2017, ‘Thor: Ragnarok’ on November 3, 2017, ‘Black Panther’ on February 16, 2018, ‘The Avengers: Infinity War Part 1’ on May 4, 2018, ‘Ant-Man and the Wasp’ on July 6, 2018, ‘Captain Marvel’ on March 8, 2019, ‘The Avengers: Infinity War Part 2’ on May 3, 2019 and ‘Inhumans’ on July 12, 2019. Marvel’s Phase Three also features three untitled projects set to debut in 2020.