DOCTOR STRANGE 2: Chiwetel Ejiofor Reportedly A Lock To Return As Mordo

A possible synopsis for Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness strongly hinted at Mordo's return, and now it looks like we might have confirmation that Chiwetel Ejiofor will indeed reprise the role...

A possible synopsis (it sounded legit, but the source was a bit suspect) for Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness was shared online last week which strongly hinted at the return of the duplicitous Mordo. Now, the guys over at The Illuminerdi reckon they've confirmed that Chiwetel Ejiofor will indeed reprise the role in the Marvel sequel.

Mordo was introduced as an all to The Sorcerer Supreme in the first movie before appearing to break bad at the very end. We haven't heard a peep from him since, but it's said that he will be one of the five major characters at the "core of the story."

As it stands, Doctor Strange 2 is looking pretty jam-packed with both new and returning faces. We know Elizabeth Olsen will feature as Scarlet Witch, and along with Mordo, Brother Voodoo, Clea and Miss America Chavez are rumored (we've seen the casting sheets, and at least some of them highly likely).

How do you guys think Mordo will factor into the plot of Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness? Let us know in the comments, and check out 8 directors we think Marvel should consider as a replacement for Scott Derrickson below.

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Guillermo del Toro

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We'll start with the most obvious pick.

The Shape of Water director Guillermo del Toro was a fan-favorite choice to helm Doctor Strange long before the movie was even greenlit, and it's been reported that the studio actually rejected his pitch for the Sorcerer Supreme back in the MCU's infancy.

It seems highly unlikely that Del Toro would be interested in taking up the reigns now - even if he could fit the movie into his infamously stacked schedule - but he'd certainly be a most welcome replacement for Derrickson if Feige was able to make it happen.

Ben Wheatley

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British director Ben Wheatley is known for his disturbing, but blackly funny early features such as Kill List and Sightseers, but he has since moved on to more mainstream fare like Free Fire, and recently signed on to helm the Tomb Raider reboot.

He would be an outside the box choice for Doctor Strange 2 for sure, but just take a look at A Field in England for an idea of the originality and sheer mind-[frick]ery he could bring to the table if Marvel was to harness his talent - and wasn't afraid to let him loose.

Jordan Peele

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Jordan Peele is a terrific filmmaker who has proven to be adept at melding horror and comedy in the likes of Get Out and Us. He's also able to deliver effective scares and tension without relying too heavily on brutal violence/gore, which makes him a perfect candidate to direct Doctor Strange 2. 

Peele has said in the past that he prefers to work on his own projects, so whether he'd have any interest in helming a major studio blockbuster like this is another matter. He was attached to WB's live-action Akira at one point, so you never know.

Ana Lily Amirpour

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Ana Lily Amirpour's superb debut feature, the "Iranian Vampire Spaghetti Western" A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night, marked her as a major talent, and while her follow up The Bad Batch was seen as something of a misfire, she would definitely bring buckets of style and a unique vision to something like Doctor Strange.

Amirpour's penchant for sparse dialogue could be an issue, but she did direct an episode of FX's Legion, so we know she's willing to dip her toe in the genre.

Amirpour probably wouldn't be free to take the helm anyway as she's still shooting Blood Moon and will next helm a remake of Cliffhanger, so she'll have to go in the "wish-list" category for now.

Alex Garland

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Alex Garland started out as a highly well-regarded writer, delivering scripts for the likes of 28 Days Later, Sunshine and Dredd. But it was his debut feature Ex Machina and masterful follow-up Annihilation that really put him on the radar of sci-fi/horror fans. The latter, in particular, showcased Garland's keen eye for surreal and stunningly inventive visuals.

A comic book fan, Garland has actually mentioned Doctor Strange as being one of his favorite characters in the past.

It's time to make a phone-call, Kev.

Liam Gavin

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Irish/Welsh filmmaker Liam Gavin probably won't be familiar to many here, but if Marvel decides to lean heavily on the more occult aspects of The Sorcerer Supreme and his various demonic adversaries, then this up-and-coming director is the man they should be talking to.

Gavin has only helmed one feature so far, but that film is the sublime, terrifying, heart-breaking A Dark Song.

It'd be a big leap to a Marvel blockbuster, of course, but Feige and co. are known for taking chances on directors, and they usually pay off.

Jennifer Kent

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Okay, so this is never going to happen in a million years, but just imagine if Marvel was able to convince Jennifer Kent to direct a movie like Doctor Strange 2?

Kent's debut feature, The Babadook, is widely regarded as a horror masterpiece, and she followed it up with the equally brilliant Nightingale. Neither film is an easy watch (the latter, in particular), and Kent seems primarily interested in exploring the darker aspects of the human condition. That'd suit Doctor Strange to a degree, but she'd obviously have to tone it down considerably.

Again, we seriously doubt Kent has any interest in helming a superhero film, so chalk this down as more wishful thinking.

Panos Cosmatos

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If there's one name on this list we'd genuinely love to see land the gig, it's Mandy director Panos Cosmatos.

The Greek-Canadian filmmaker possesses one of the most unique visual styles of anyone working in the industry today, as evidenced by the mind-bending masterpiece that is Mandy. The Nicholas Cage-starring action horror is a true original, and Cosmatos' use of sound and imagery results in a dream-like experience that soon becomes a nightmare.

If Marvel was willing to allow Cosmatos to unleash the beast (the wouldn't be), he could make our journey to the Multiverse of Madness a truly unforgettable trip.
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