Is Chiwetel Ejiofor In Talks For Doctor Strange Supporting Role?
British actor could star alongside Benedict Cumberbatch in Marvel movie...
Chiwetel Ejiofor is reported to be on Marvel Studios' radar for a key role in the movie adaptation of Doctor Strange.
The British star of 12 Years A Slave, 37, is claimed by The Hollywood Reporter to be in talks for an unspecified role in the project - which stars Benedict Cumberbatch in the title role.
The website has heard his name from several sources, with some linking him to a villainous role and others to an ally of the Sorceror Supreme.
The villain of the movie is expected to be Baron Mordo - Strange's nemesis in the comic book and a former pupil of the Ancient One, who is Strange's mentor and another possibility for Ejiofor.
Set for release in October 2016, the movie is part of Marvel's "phase three" raft of movies.