Ejiofor will embrace his bad side to play Marvel villain Baron Mordo, opposite The Imitation Game star as the titular neurosurgeon-turned-sorcerer, reports Deadline.com.

Another Brit, Tilda Swinton, was recently cast as The Ancient One, the Tibetan mentor to both Mordo and Strange. The role was originally written as a male in the comic books, but Marvel Studio executives decided to switch up the character's sex for Swinton, who played a man in 1992 arthouse movie Orlando.

The Exorcism of Emily Rose filmmaker Scott Derrickson will direct the blockbuster, which is scheduled for release in November, 2016.