It looks like the excellent Chiwetel Ejiofor may be joining the Marvel Universe, as THR reports that he’s being courted for a major role in Doctor Strange, although it’s not 100% what that role might be. It’s certainly not a done deal yet as they’re only in early talks, but it appears clear Marvel wants him to star alongside Benedict Cumberbatch’s title character.
The current speculation is that he’d play Doctor Strange’s mentor, the Ancient One, although it’s also possible he may be up for a more villainous role.
Scott Derrickson is set to direct the movie which follows the title character, Doctor Strange, who is a former neurosurgeon, a practicing sorcerer, and serves as the Sorcerer Supreme, the primary protector of Earth against magical and mystical threats.
A July 8th, 2016 release date has been set.