What in the Marvel Cinematic Universe is going on with Baron Mordo? I’ve been wondering this for a while now, and even more so since actually watching the movie and figuring out that Marvel is playing the long game with this particular character.
Warning: spoilers for Doctor Strange follow, so read at your own risk.
The reveal of Baron Mordo (played by Chiwetel Ejiofor) becoming the next sprawling villain in the MCU was about as surprising as the Winter Soldier turning out to be Bucky Barnes, and I mean that literally. Many of even the most casual Marvel Comics fans knew this was coming, while a huge swath of casual moviegoers did not, and I expect Baron Mordo becoming the equivalent of a Judge Dredd at the end of Strange was an entertaining surprise, or maybe even a twist, for some.
And it looks like he has a bigger role to play in the grander Marvel Cinematic Universe, since I doubt a Doctor Strange sequel is coming anytime soon, and Mordo’s clear mission to eradicate the world of extraneous sorcery isn’t something that can be put on hold for a few years, if you ask me.
So what can we expect from Mordo in the meantime? Here are some of my best guesses about the future of the character as the MCU marches on.