Chiwetel Ejiofor IS Baron Mordo

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  1. eon001 Registered

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    I hope they don't kill him off. I had my heart set on him playing Brother Voodoo. That character would have more of a reoccurring role, could also potentially crossover with Black Panther and other Marvel movies. Could also become the Sorcerer Supreme a few phase's down the line too.

    lol
     
  2. Guard82 Registered

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    I really love the costume design they've devised for Mordo. It looks very striking and very sorcerer-like, and has the traditional green color of Mordo's comic-book costume.

    The outfit for this movie looks colorful and eye-catching, yet also grounded enough to be believable as an actual sample of traditional clothing in some parts of the world. It keeps the overall aura of Mordo's comic-book outfit without being campy.

    The costume designers at Marvel seem to have done a nice job of combining fantasy and realism in Chiwetel Ejiofor's Baron Mordo, just as they did for the costumes they designed for Tom Hiddleston as Loki and Ben Kingsley as the Mandarin. The overall look nicely balances the more fantastical elements and the more grounded elements of the character.
     
  3. Dark Raven The Gal from Themyscira

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    So is he going to actually be a Baron in this film? And will he ever be referred to as Baron Mordo?
     
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    he'll be just just referred to as the mantled black guy with a hoodie
     
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    I think whomever Mads is playing will be the instigating force that brings Mordo close to the bad guy state. I can see the possibility of Strange excelling at magic, while he's been practicing for much longer, and perhaps even feel his place at TAO side as being usurped, and then Mads whispers about easier ways to power. He wants to prove himself, but unfortunately gets involved with corrupting forces. That would align with what Ejiofor has been saying. Mordo in the comics was looking for power, but the movie might show why he was looking for power, and make him more sympathetic.
     
  7. Silvermoth Avenger

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    I reckon he'll just be called Mordo. It'll be interesting to see what his friendship is like with the good doctor.
     
  8. Taarna Registered

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    I think they will be changing Mordo's character a bit. Would not surprise me if a higher force takes over his mind after he befriends Doctor Strange!
     
  9. metaphysician Not a Side-Kick

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    Nah. I suspect it will be contrasting ideology that does in their relationship. "Possessed by evil" would be kind of cheap, whereas somebody who you actually like, and who actually likes you? Source of powerful drama when fundamental differences in morality get in the way.
     
  10. mace1 Registered

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    I got this from another forum

     
  11. R_Hythlodeus Nerd Supreme

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    *sighs* yes, 'Baron' is a hoodoo title, but, you know, it is a title outside of hoodoo also...
    but I'm wondering how they'll be changing the 'Karl Amadeus' part of his name. Unless he is adopted by German aristocracy Frederic von Anhalt-style
     
  12. Dr. Evil Registered

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    Or he could be born in Germany to African immigrant parents.
     
  13. R_Hythlodeus Nerd Supreme

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    which would still in no way explain how he got the title.
     
  14. KRYPTON INC. Incorporated Kryptonian

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    When this subject comes up it's always like... You don't know any white guys that like chocolate?

    "There can never be an African-American looking Batman! It makes no sense, cuz the Wayne family is old money."

    "Turn Martha Black and make Thomas a dude that likes the chocolate. BOOM! Done."

    So with Mordo if you absolutely have to have an answer.
     
  15. eon001 Registered

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    Based on what we've heard and now seen, I'm predicting some kind of buddy relationship gone wrong. With Mordo turning into some kind of reoccurring villain/anti-hero like Loki.
     
  16. Mike Murdock Registered

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    That's my prediction as well.
     
  17. metaphysician Not a Side-Kick

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    Ditto. I wouldn't be shocked if its a bit of an inverse: the two of them got along, and still can get along, fine as just people. However, they have *radically* divergent ideological beliefs, which get in the way to the level of nemeses.

    ( As opposed to Thor and Loki, where deep down they have a quite similar swashbuckling do-gooder ethic, which a vast personal bad relationship gets in the way of. . . )
     
  18. AVEITWITHJAMON Darksider

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    Is Mordo going to be a bad guy in this? I am no expert on DS, I have mostly only read him in other characters story's like Hulk and Ghost Rider, so correct me if I am wrong.

    Is he a good guy in this who will be a villain in a later movie?
     
  19. Slick Yup

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    I don't think anybody knows yet. I'm thinking good guy this movie and he'll take on a more villainous role in a later film. No need to rush.
     
  20. AVEITWITHJAMON Darksider

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    Awesome, thanks
     
  21. Iceman Daffy Duck Vs The Joker

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    I loved his performance. If he becomes a villain that will be a bit upsetting as he had a nice bond with Strange.
     
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    I did as well. As I wrote in my overall impression of the movie, I think he and Benedict has a good chance of being the third hero-villain couple on my list of the couples that are a perfect balance and elevate each other. They had some scenes that hinted at further greatness when they meet as foes.
     
  23. AVEITWITHJAMON Darksider

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    The guy is a great actor, that's why I can't wait to see him as the villain in hopefully the next Strange movie. Even in [BLACKOUT]the after credits scene I found him a better villain than Kaecilus[/BLACKOUT].
     
  24. TeeKay Registered

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    I feel like he's going to be an anti hero more than anything else.
     
  25. Loki882 Registered

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    The way that they set him up, he at least has the potential to be an interesting/compelling villain if he does go full-on bad later on. Now will they stick the landing, well we'll see, but the pieces that are there.
     

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