January 22, 2015
Chiwetel Eijofor Conjuring Role In Marvel's DOCTOR STRANGE
The Hollywood Reporter is hearing that Marvel is currently courting Oscar nominee Chiwetel Eijofor (12 Years A Slave, Serenity, Children of Men) for an unnamed role in Scott Derrickson's Doctor Strange.
The Wrap is suggesting the role isn't villainous, which might be going to Civil War's Daniel Brunhl said to be playing baddies in both films.
Which means it could be one of three roles The Ancient One, Wong or Brother Voodoo.
Kevin Feige has confirmed that Strange would be opening a whole new world within the Marvel cinematic universe. Like Guardians opened the cosmic side, Strange would open the mystical side of the universe. This could mean the film might be acting as a launching film for other big characters.
Brother Voodoo seems like a character that would be on equal footing with Stephen Strange and could even eventually land his own film. Remember, Voodoo did fight evil alongside Strange and did take the mantle of Sorcerer Supreme from Stephen.
Chiwetel was a fan-favorite for both Black Panther and Doctor Strange roles, but obviously didn't land those parts. Perhaps, Marvel is making it up to fans by trying to land him for another part in the MCU.
You might remember that Benedict Cumberbatch and Chiwetel shared some scenes together in 12 Years A Slave. He also has connections with Joss Whedon playing the villain in his Firefly film Serenity.