BRITAIN-ENTERTAINMENT-THEATRE-AWARDSFollowing Academy Award winner Tilda Swinton, another critically-acclaimed actor may also be suiting up for "Doctor Strange": Chiwetel Ejiofor.

Deadline reports that the Oscar nominee may be playing the Doctor's nemesis, Baron Mordo, in the upcoming Marvel flick. But while Mordo is indeed a villain in the comics, the movie may be changing up his backstory a bit.

According to Deadline, Ejiofor's Mordo won't "be necessarily a completely villainous character. Rather, he's an amalgamation of characters culled from 'Doctor Strange''s mythology." That's similar to the switch pulled on Swinton's character, The Ancient One, who was a Tibetan male in the "Doctor Strange" comics and is now being portrayed by the ethereal British actress.

The comic storyline says that both Mordo and the titular doctor -- played by Benedict Cumberbatch -- were students of The Ancient One. Mordo later tries to kill his former mentor; it remains to be seen whether that will still happen in the movie.

"Doctor Strange" is due in theaters on November 4, 2016.

[via: Deadline]

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