Entertainment Weekly isn't out of tidbits from the set of Marvel's Doctor Strange. For one, Chiwetel Ejiofor tells the magazine that Karl — not yet a baron — Mordo is "a very complex character" and cannot be pinned down as a good guy or bad. "I guess it's something to experience," he added.
Meanwhile, Kevin Feige explains why they chose Tilda Swinton to play Mordo and Strange's mentor, the Ancient One. Citing the studio's freedom to change characters as they see fit, he points out, "if you look at some of the early incarnations of the Ancient One in the comics, they are what we would consider today to be quite, sort of, stereotypical."
"Within the storyline of the comics, and our movie, 'the Ancient One' is a title that many people have had," he continued. "We hit very early on on, 'What if the Ancient One was a woman?' What if the title had been passed and the current Ancient One is a woman? Oh, that's an interesting idea.'"
While its doubtful anyone was expecting a Mickey Rooney-style caricature, fans have pointed out the hundreds of available Asian actors who could embody the Ancient One.
Doctor Strange comes to theaters on November 26th, 2016.