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Jonathan Pangborn (Benjamin Bratt), the paralysed man who used magic to walk again, is waging away in a workshop alone. A hooded figure walks in and unveils himself as Baron Mordo (Chiwetel Ejiofor).
Pangbron senses something isn’t right and cautiously asks why Mordo is here. Mordo explains that he’s been away for a while. He left Doctor Strange and Wong after defeating Kaecilius (Mads Mikkelsen) because they used magic to go against the natural order. During the time that’s elapsed since, he’s come to a realisation – that the true purpose of a sorcerer is to warp reality, to break it.
Pangborn subtly gropes for a crowbar. Mordo is talking crazy.
Pangborn lunges with the weapon, but Mordo jabs him in the gut before he makes contact. A yellowish entity is transferred from Pangborn to Mordo.
Pangborn collapses backwards. He no longer has the magical powers he used to control his crippled legs. His fingers atrophy back to their nerve-damaged position. “Why are you doing this?” he cries, helplessly.
Mordo bends over so his face fills the frame and answers, “Because there are too many sorcerers in this world.”
Cut to black, with the text ‘Doctor Strange will return…’
So there’s the sequel’s main antagonist: bad Baron Mordo. Which will hopefully make a nice change for a Marvel movie – a decent villain.
Marvel’s Doctor Strange follows the story of the talented neurosurgeon Doctor Stephen Strange who, after a tragic car accident, must put ego aside and learn the secrets of a hidden world of mysticism and alternate dimensions. Based in New York City’s Greenwich Village, Doctor Strange must act as an intermediary between the real world and what lies beyond, utilizing a vast array of metaphysical abilities and artifacts to protect the Marvel cinematic universe.
Doctor Strange is set for release on October 25th in the UK and November 4th in the US, with Scott Derrickson (Sinister) directing a cast that includes Benedict Cumberbatch (Sherlock) as Stephen Strange, Tilda Swinton (Snowpiercer) as The Ancient One, Chiwetel Ejiofor (12 Years a Slave) as Baron Mordo, Benedict Wong (The Martian) as Wong, Rachel McAdams (True Detective) as Christine Palmer, Mads Mikkelsen (Hannibal) as Kaecilius and Benjamin Bratt (The Infiltrator) in an as-yet-unrevealed role.