Doctor Strange: Tilda Swinton, Chiwetel Ejiofor Roles Confirmed


Just like Doctor Strange uses the Eye of Agamotto to reveal unseen truths, so too did some of the uncertainty about certain members of the cast of his upcoming movie get cleared up today.

With news about Marvel movies flying fast and furious from the D23 Expo, it would have been easy to miss the casting confirmation of some serious acting talent for Doctor Strange. Fortunately, Marvel’s Ryan Penagos was on the ball as usual:

Neither announcement comes as a surprise, as these were always the roles connected to these two actors. Still, it’s exciting to have them officially in the mix, and it should be fascinating seeing them interact with Benedict Cumberbatch’s Stephen Strange.

It’s also further proof that Marvel isn’t feeling constrained by gender (in the case of Swinton, as The Ancient One is an old man in the comics) or race (for Ejiofor, since Baron Mordo is a Caucasian male in print) when it comes to finding the right people for any part. There’s always a segment of comic book fandom that gripes a bit when there are any changes made from the historical norm during the casting process, but those voices should be drowned out by fans happy to see award-winning thespians in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Now all that’s left to see if Mordo attains the rank of Baron or not. Just kidding … kind of! Doctor Strange, with Cumberbatch, Swinton and Ejiofor all playing significant roles, will start filming toward the end of this year and hit theaters in November 2016.

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