Fans of the ‘Doctor Strange’ comics will know that Mordo and the Sorcerer Supreme do not have the best relationship. However, actor Chiwetel Ejiofor, who will be bringing the character of ‘Karl Mordo’ to life in Doctor Strange at the end of next month, says that his character will be very different to the one in the comics…
“He becomes one of the first real allies to Strange, he wants to bring him into this community, this very special knit community, and see if Strange can fit in and create a home for him there.
Mordo is the first really to recognize the potential in Strange and so becomes his primary advocate initially. Their relationship is complicated. In some ways they’re quite similar, but that lends itself to tensions between them. Overall, he is the tutor that really brings him in.”
Even though Mordo’s relationship with Strange will be nothing like the comics, Chiwetel continues on to say how the source material helped his understanding of the ‘Mordo’ character and his relationship with other members of the cast…
“The source material is very, very helpful in trying to construct an overall understanding of him and his relationship to the place, the Kamar-Taj, his relationship to the Ancient One. In the books, in the source material, it’s a much more two-dimensional story in some ways. But one of the richest things about this [role] is really trying to build in all those and finding the other space, and really trying to create something that’s very three-dimensional.”
Of course there is an incredibly high chance that Doctor Strange sequels will be included in Phase four and Phase five of the Marvel Cinematic Universe so we could perhaps see the relationship between Mordo and Strange evolve into one thats more similar to their relationship in the comics in those movies, but no sequels have been announced or confirmed yet. It’s also completely possible that Mordo could die in this movie but fans will know for sure when Doctor Strange hits theatres on October 25th (UK) and November 4th (US)!
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