Chiwetel Ejiofor has confirmed he will be returning to the character of Karl Mordo in the sequel ‘Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness’.

Ejiofor revealed the news during an interview with in which he stated he was happy that Sam Raimi was now at the helm for the second movie.

“He’s coming on. I’m very, very excited about that. Obviously, we’ve been sort of interrupted as the whole world has been in the pandemic but hopefully, we are back on track with that and continuing quite soon, so I’m very excited about it.”

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Raimi replaced Scott Derrickson who parted ways with Marvel due to that most beloved phrase of “creative differences”. Derrickson will however still be on board as an executive producer.

Benedict Cumberbatch will return as Stephen Strange, the good doctor-turned-master of the mystic arts, as will Benedict Wong, who plays his right-hand man, Wong. Rachael McAdams, who played Stephen Strange’s love interest, will not be returning. Elizabeth Olsen has been signed up to reprise her role as Scarlet Witch, aka Wanda Maximoff, for a storyline that Marvel Studios chief Kevin Feige previously said will link up with her Disney Plus series ‘WandaVision’.

Ejiofor most recent films include ‘Maleficent: Mistress of Evil’, ‘The Lion King’ and ‘The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind’. He will next be seen in Netflix’s ‘The Old Guard’ opposite Charlize Theron.

Raimi was at the helm of ‘Spider-Man’ trilogy between in 2002 and 2007. He has also directed films such as ‘Drag Me to Hell’ and ‘Oz the Great and Powerful’.