It’s been known that Chiwetel Ejiofor would be playing a villain in Doctor Strange, and now we know it’ll be Baron Mordo.
Deadline confirmed the casting, and says he won’t be the same Baron Mordo as in the comics:
“Although heâ€™s an enemy in the comics, donâ€™t look for him to be necessarily a completely villainous character. Rather, heâ€™s an amalgamation of characters culled from Doctor Strangeâ€˜s mythology.”
Having Baron Mordo as the “villain” isn’t shocking as he’s one of the bigger characters in the origin of Doctor Strange. It also allows them to foreshadow and save the most mystical Dormammu for a future movie.