Marvel Courts Chiwetel Ejiofor for Doctor Strange

Chiwetel Ejiofor

Marvel Courts Chiwetel Ejiofor for Doctor Strange

Oscar nominee may join Benedict Cumberbatch for the film.

UPDATED ON : JANUARY 25, 2015 / 05:17 PM

Chiwetel Ejiofor may be joining the Marvel universe. The Oscar-nominated actor is in talks to star in the upcoming Dr. Strange film, according to the Hollywood Reporter. The superhero movie, slated for release in 2016, will star Benedict Cumberbatch in the title role. 

Ejiofor is in negotiations for an "unspecified role," with fans already speculating which part he could play. (Brother Voodoo is one popular guess.)

If Ejiofor does join the cast, he'll be reunited with his 12 Years a Slave co-star Cumberbatch.

Dr. Strange is slated for a November 4, 2016, release.

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Written by Evelyn Diaz


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