After the two trailers for Doctor Strange, it would be safe to assume that Strange and Mordo, are friends in the film. Mordo initially seems to be in a mentor role and later appears to team up with Strange to save New York City. However most Marvel comic book fans know Baron Mordo as one of Doctor Strange’s more regular adversaries. During San Diego Comic-Con, director, Scott Derrickson addressed the pair’s relationship in his upcoming movie.
“I didn’t want to do what the comics did and start off with Mordo just being an arch nemesis and a bad guy straight from the beginning. I think with all so called villains, with all antagonists in any movie, you are only as invested in them as you are in their point of view and Mordo has a good strong point of view in this movie and the same is true of Mads Mikkelson’s character. They’re both men of idea, men of principles, men of beliefs and those are the kind of antagonists I enjoy watching, so we tried to make a movie with those kind of antagonists.”
Directed by Scott Derrickson, Doctor Strange features Benedict Cumberbatch, Rachel McAdams, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Amy Landecker, Scott Adkins, Michael Stuhlbarg, Tilda Swinton and Mads Mikklesen.
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, utilising a vast array of metaphysical abilities and artifacts to protect the Marvel cinematic universe.
Doctor Strange opens in theaters from November 4, 2016.