Venom 3 Adds Doctor Strange’s Chiwetel Ejiofor To The Cast

Written By Kieran Bugg

Venom 3 Adds Doctor Strange’s Chiwetel Ejiofor To The Cast

Venom 3 has added Doctor Strange co-star Chiwetel Ejiofor to the cast in an undisclosed role.

Like any other franchise, Marvel Studios has made some rather annoying mistakes along it’s fifteen year journey. Undoubtedly one of the MCU’s biggest and still ongoing problems is underutilising certain characters.

One such example is Chiwetel Ejiofor’s Baron Mordo who’s one of Doctor Strange’s most prominent comic book adversaries. In the first Doctor Strange movie that released back in 2016, Mordo played a major role in Strange’s origin story.

Originally acting as a mentor of sorts to the soon-to-be sorcerer, Mordo became a strong ally against Mads Mikkelsen’s Kaecilius. In addition, he even assisted Doctor Strange and Wong during the movie’s climactic battle against Dormammu’s zealots.

Venom 3 Adds Doctor Strange’s Chiwetel Ejiofor To The Cast

He would then abandon his allies following the revelation that the Ancient One used power from the Dark Dimension. However, the post-credits scene set the stage for his character’s villainous turn in a future sequel.

Mordo is seen murdering another former mystic arts student in his new found purpose to rid the world of sorcerers. Nonetheless, after nearly seven years of waiting, this plot point is still yet-to-be resolved.

Chiwetel Ejiofor did however reprise his role as Baron Mordo in Doctor Strange And The Multiverse Of Madness. Albeit in a more reduced role as a Multiversal variant of the character.

Furthermore, it was revealed that Doctor Strange and Baron Mordo’s rivalry had developed off-screen since the first movie. Upon meeting the Earth-838 variant, Strange explained to America Chavez how they’d already fought.

Moreover, it turns out that the MCU’s main version of Mordo was originally meant to die by Wanda Maximoff’s hand. A deleted scene involved Mordo confronting the Scarlet Witch at her home before being decapitated.

Both Baron Mordo and Chiwetel Ejiofor deserved better. Nevertheless, it looking like the actor will be given a chance to shine in another Marvel movie.

Deadline has confirmed that Chiwetel Ejiofor has been hired to star alongside Tom Hardy in Venom 3. His role at this moment is undisclosed but the sequel’s reported working title might’ve given us a clue.

Venom 3 Adds Doctor Strange’s Chiwetel Ejiofor To The Cast

Venom 3 is currently filming under the name Orwell, the same name as one of Venom’s biggest comic book foes. There’s a possibility that Chiwetel Ejiofor could be playing Orwell Taylor.

Another possibility is that he’ll return as Mordo. Tom Hardy previously stated that Venom 3 will likely involve the multiverse after the previous movie’s end-credit scene.