Chiwetel Ejiofor is reportedly set to return to the Marvel Cinematic Universe as the villain Mordo in the sequel Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.
According to The Illuminerdi, Mordo is a lock for the upcoming sequel, with Ejiofor reprising the role as a core character. The outlet has also reported that Clea, Brother Voodoo and America Chavez could pop up in the film, but nothing is confirmed by Disney or Marvel Studios at this time.
In the first movie, Mordo was an ally of Doctor Strange, helping him learn and understand the world of magic. Mordo fought alongside Strange to help defeat Kaecilius and stop Dormammu from engulfing the Earth in the Dark Dimension. Mordo became disillusioned when he found out that the Ancient One and later Strange bent the rules of magic and renounces his title as a sorcerer. It is then revealed in a post-credits scene that he believes the world has “too many sorcerers,” alluding to his turn as a villain. Ejiofor has shown his appreciation for playing Mordo and adding depth to an otherwise one-dimensional character.
Officially announced at Comic-Con International in San Diego this past July, the sequel will reportedly involve Doctor Strange and Scarlet Witch, along with the introduction of a mystery character that Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige has wanted to incorporate into the Marvel Cinematic Universe for some time. However, few other details about the project have been revealed through official channels.
Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness stars Benedict Cumberbatch and Elizabeth Olsen. The film hits theaters May 7, 2021.