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Potential villains revealed for Marvel's Doctor Strange movie!

06.20.2013

As the Marvel Cinematic Universe continues into phase 2, news of the phase 3 is beginning to take shape and today Latino Review has a scoop on the villains that could potentially be featured in the planned DOCTOR STRANGE film. Although no director or cast is attached to the project yet, the film is in development and these selections are very consistent with DOCTOR STRANGE's rogues gallery. Take a look at the breakdown below and sound off with your thoughts on these choices in the strikebacks!

First up is Dormammu, the powerful flame-headed villain of Marvel lore. He's described as:

"Something worse than a demon". It is unknown exactly how ancient he is, as he inhabits a wholly alien, conventional-laws-of-physics-defying realm separate from the regular Marvel Universe, and certain similar beings, such as the Dweller-in-Darkness are known to predate it. He is known to well precede the creation of the current demonic netherworlds to have clashed with Agamotto hundreds of millions of years ago, to have served as the primary enemy of the Vishanti ever since, and to have been considered an extreme threat by the mages of "pre-cataclysm" Atlantis.

The second villain of the film is Karl Mordo aka Baron Mordo, who is described as:

Originally a Transylvanian nobleman (born in Varf Mandra), Mordo became a student of the Tibetan sorcerer known as the Ancient One.[citation needed] When Mordo plotted to kill his teacher, the Ancient One's visitor, Dr. Stephen Strange learned of the plot, forcing Mordo to cast restraining spells to prevent him from warning his master or attacking him. When Strange selflessly decided to accept the Ancient One's offer to learn magic in order to help the old man, the Ancient One freed him from those spells, which he was fully aware were in place, and trained him as a formidable enemy of Mordo. Eventually Mordo was exiled by the Ancient One. Mordo's abilities were similar to those of Doctor Strange, but Mordo was particularly skilled at astral projection and hypnosis, as well as mesmerism. He was more than willing to use powerful black magic and invoke demons, both of which Strange was reluctant or unable to do, although both acts would sometimes backfire on Mordo.

And the final villain is known as Mindless One, who is described as:

Extra-dimensional creatures summoned via magic to do the bidding of others (they have no will of their own). They appear to have a thick, roughly humanoid shape standing taller than most men and a hide that appears to be made of rock. They have no faces to speak of except a single glowing eye. They have savage dispositions and minimal intelligence.

What do you think? Do these villains stack up to expectations?

Source: Latino Review

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1:34PM on 06/24/2013

luke evans

Just watched Furious 6 and kept on seeing Dr Strange in luke evans. he has my vote now
Just watched Furious 6 and kept on seeing Dr Strange in luke evans. he has my vote now
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6:49AM on 06/24/2013

Just glad they're making this!

Why not throw them all in? Baron Mordo, working for Dormmamu, sends Mindless Ones to do some task and DS has to take them out. Defeats MO's and BM and leaves the big D for a sequel?
Why not throw them all in? Baron Mordo, working for Dormmamu, sends Mindless Ones to do some task and DS has to take them out. Defeats MO's and BM and leaves the big D for a sequel?
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12:53PM on 06/21/2013
While Mordo seems the obvious choice how could you not want Dormammu. a satanic figure who would look incredibly awesome effects wise (just look at that picture!) and could set up a really excellent Good Vs. Evil theme for the film. think some of the more magical elements of Lord of the Rings expanded into a full film. Heck now I'm actually gonna have to start getting excited for this one.
While Mordo seems the obvious choice how could you not want Dormammu. a satanic figure who would look incredibly awesome effects wise (just look at that picture!) and could set up a really excellent Good Vs. Evil theme for the film. think some of the more magical elements of Lord of the Rings expanded into a full film. Heck now I'm actually gonna have to start getting excited for this one.
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12:34PM on 06/21/2013
All three of those villains or so closely tied that it's possible to have all 3 as antagonists in one way or another... Kind of how the villains worked in the Hellboy movies as well
All three of those villains or so closely tied that it's possible to have all 3 as antagonists in one way or another... Kind of how the villains worked in the Hellboy movies as well
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11:17AM on 06/21/2013

By the red bands of Cyttorak!

They can start with Mordo, then move on to Dormammu for the inevitable sequel.
They can start with Mordo, then move on to Dormammu for the inevitable sequel.
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6:11AM on 06/21/2013

Is this really for a debate...?

Dormammu.
Dormammu.
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1:14AM on 06/21/2013

mindless ones

there is no singular "mindless one" it's always the plural "mindless ones" not really a villain, they are basically supernatural Stormtroopers. Just cannon fodder, as it were.

chiming in: mordo seems the better choice to start with, but damn if i wouldn't love to see Dormammu on the big screen!
there is no singular "mindless one" it's always the plural "mindless ones" not really a villain, they are basically supernatural Stormtroopers. Just cannon fodder, as it were.

chiming in: mordo seems the better choice to start with, but damn if i wouldn't love to see Dormammu on the big screen!
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12:36AM on 06/21/2013

Viggo!

This is all well and good, but where the f*ck is Viggo Mortensen and why isn't Marvel trying to pay him enough money to be Dr.Strange?
This is all well and good, but where the f*ck is Viggo Mortensen and why isn't Marvel trying to pay him enough money to be Dr.Strange?
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8:13PM on 06/20/2013

Perfect set up

For the Defenders team flic! The scarecrow of the lords of fear, the living mummy, mephisto, satanish, rantarath, zom , the hood, varnea ect... lots of great villians to choose from for the sequels.
For the Defenders team flic! The scarecrow of the lords of fear, the living mummy, mephisto, satanish, rantarath, zom , the hood, varnea ect... lots of great villians to choose from for the sequels.
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7:13PM on 06/20/2013

Copyright lawsuit notwithstanding...

...Is this a world into which Ghost Rider easily crosses over? Not as comic savvy as I'd like to be, but the flaming head reminded me of him. May be a while before Marvel can revive him on-screen, what with legal issues surfacing again, but just looking down the line at who could pop up in what.
...Is this a world into which Ghost Rider easily crosses over? Not as comic savvy as I'd like to be, but the flaming head reminded me of him. May be a while before Marvel can revive him on-screen, what with legal issues surfacing again, but just looking down the line at who could pop up in what.
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7:45PM on 06/20/2013
Both Ghost Rider and Blade guest starred in Dr. Strange comics.
Both Ghost Rider and Blade guest starred in Dr. Strange comics.
8:28PM on 06/20/2013
He makes the occasional appearance, but he's by no means a regular player in the world of Dr. Strange. It'd be along the lines of Captain America appearing in the Spidey comics. It certainly happens but you wouldn't consider him part of the regular supporting crew or even a frequent guest-star.
He makes the occasional appearance, but he's by no means a regular player in the world of Dr. Strange. It'd be along the lines of Captain America appearing in the Spidey comics. It certainly happens but you wouldn't consider him part of the regular supporting crew or even a frequent guest-star.
8:28PM on 06/20/2013
He makes the occasional appearance, but he's by no means a regular player in the world of Dr. Strange. It'd be along the lines of Captain America appearing in the Spidey comics. It certainly happens but you wouldn't consider him part of the regular supporting crew or even a frequent guest-star.
He makes the occasional appearance, but he's by no means a regular player in the world of Dr. Strange. It'd be along the lines of Captain America appearing in the Spidey comics. It certainly happens but you wouldn't consider him part of the regular supporting crew or even a frequent guest-star.
7:04PM on 06/20/2013
Oh, so they can't do The Mandarin's Rings because that's too unrealistic, but they can have a flame-headed intergalactic demon lord from Atlantis.
Oh, so they can't do The Mandarin's Rings because that's too unrealistic, but they can have a flame-headed intergalactic demon lord from Atlantis.
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6:46AM on 06/24/2013
My thoughts exactly! What a complete letdown was the Mandarin in IM3 :( And what a waste of a chance to introduce magic before getting to Dr. Strange.

Well, no use crying over spilled milk. Let's hope that it's Baron Mordo this time around, with the big D in the sequel.
My thoughts exactly! What a complete letdown was the Mandarin in IM3 :( And what a waste of a chance to introduce magic before getting to Dr. Strange.

Well, no use crying over spilled milk. Let's hope that it's Baron Mordo this time around, with the big D in the sequel.
7:04PM on 06/20/2013
Honestly Dormammu is the only Dr. Strange villain I can think of.
Honestly Dormammu is the only Dr. Strange villain I can think of.
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8:44PM on 06/20/2013
Dormammu and Baron Mordo are definitely his two biggest, they'd be akin to Apocalypse and Magneto respectively in the X-Men books. The Mindless Ones are exactly that, an army of mindless lackies, furthering the X-Men analogy they'd be along the lines of the Sentinels. These are definitely his biggest enemies but he has several other notable ones. Umar would probably be the next biggest, but Shuma-Gorath is also a pretty major hitter, and would be the most realistic one to go with if they wanted
Dormammu and Baron Mordo are definitely his two biggest, they'd be akin to Apocalypse and Magneto respectively in the X-Men books. The Mindless Ones are exactly that, an army of mindless lackies, furthering the X-Men analogy they'd be along the lines of the Sentinels. These are definitely his biggest enemies but he has several other notable ones. Umar would probably be the next biggest, but Shuma-Gorath is also a pretty major hitter, and would be the most realistic one to go with if they wanted to up the stakes after Dormammu. Nightmare and Satanish both pretty major villains both to Dr. Strange and other supernatural heroes within the Marvel Universe.
11:42PM on 06/20/2013
Shuma Gorath is from Doctor Strange? Cool!
Shuma Gorath is from Doctor Strange? Cool!
6:56PM on 06/20/2013
Marvel should use their connections at Disney and get Depp for the role of Dr. Strange.
Marvel should use their connections at Disney and get Depp for the role of Dr. Strange.
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6:08PM on 06/20/2013
All three sound like great villains to put up against Doctor Strange. I'm really excited to see what a live action Doctor Strange film looks like on the big screen.

I just wish we were hearing more about this film. Like who's on the short list for casting, directig, etc.
All three sound like great villains to put up against Doctor Strange. I'm really excited to see what a live action Doctor Strange film looks like on the big screen.

I just wish we were hearing more about this film. Like who's on the short list for casting, directig, etc.
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5:57PM on 06/20/2013
I could definitely see Dormammu and Ronan the Accuser working with Thanos to setup The Avengers 3.
I could definitely see Dormammu and Ronan the Accuser working with Thanos to setup The Avengers 3.
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5:38PM on 06/20/2013
Dormammu is so sick if you know how to play him in Marvel Versus Capcom 3
Dormammu is so sick if you know how to play him in Marvel Versus Capcom 3
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5:36PM on 06/20/2013
That would be the big 3 of his rogues gallery
That would be the big 3 of his rogues gallery
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5:46PM on 06/20/2013
I think Mephisttp, Morbius and Nightmare could qualify as Big 3 material. It's a pretty rich universe overall.
I think Mephisttp, Morbius and Nightmare could qualify as Big 3 material. It's a pretty rich universe overall.
5:57PM on 06/20/2013
Yeah, Morbius and Nightmare and MephistO are all characters that Doc Strange encounters on a regular basis but the ones Cerealkiller listed off are definitely his three primary antagonists. They're like the [link] of Dr. Strange. Sure Mystique and Juggernaut and Sabretooth are all pretty major X-Men villains in their own rights but they are not the X-Men's absolute biggest enemies.
Yeah, Morbius and Nightmare and MephistO are all characters that Doc Strange encounters on a regular basis but the ones Cerealkiller listed off are definitely his three primary antagonists. They're like the [link] of Dr. Strange. Sure Mystique and Juggernaut and Sabretooth are all pretty major X-Men villains in their own rights but they are not the X-Men's absolute biggest enemies.
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5:33PM on 06/20/2013

Cool.

You could certainly make a credible threat out of these three. The Mindless One(s) are just infantry. You can have Baron Mordo as the primary antagonist, and Strange's primary rival (ala Loki or Red Skull), with Dormammu lurking in the background as the puppeteer and future threat. I dig these choices.

For some reason I think Dr. Strange has a real chance to be a great and really important tent pole in the Marvel Universe films. If it is cast right and has a proper director/planner (I.e.
You could certainly make a credible threat out of these three. The Mindless One(s) are just infantry. You can have Baron Mordo as the primary antagonist, and Strange's primary rival (ala Loki or Red Skull), with Dormammu lurking in the background as the puppeteer and future threat. I dig these choices.

For some reason I think Dr. Strange has a real chance to be a great and really important tent pole in the Marvel Universe films. If it is cast right and has a proper director/planner (I.e. Favreau or Nolan) I think these films could be awesome and open a lot of doors for Marvel into other realms. Here's to hoping.
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5:17PM on 06/20/2013
That last picture reminds me of just how awesome a Nextwave movie would be...
That last picture reminds me of just how awesome a Nextwave movie would be...
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5:00PM on 06/20/2013
Dormammu for the win! He is wickedly evil and would be a great "visual effects" villain. Not to mention that introducing him to the Marvel Film Universe will open the door to Hell!
Dormammu for the win! He is wickedly evil and would be a great "visual effects" villain. Not to mention that introducing him to the Marvel Film Universe will open the door to Hell!
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4:57PM on 06/20/2013
I know nothing of Doctor Strange so somebody please help me. Is Dr. Strange that good of a character that he is worth his own film or is Marvel mining every ounce of their properties?
I know nothing of Doctor Strange so somebody please help me. Is Dr. Strange that good of a character that he is worth his own film or is Marvel mining every ounce of their properties?
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5:32PM on 06/20/2013
It's not an amazing character but there is definitely enough good material to make a good film. Maybe more than one.
It's not an amazing character but there is definitely enough good material to make a good film. Maybe more than one.
5:35PM on 06/20/2013
I thnk there is a lot of potential here. Iron Man was largely a character no one cared about before Downey and Favreau knocked it out of the park. Strange could do the same thing with enough care taken.
I thnk there is a lot of potential here. Iron Man was largely a character no one cared about before Downey and Favreau knocked it out of the park. Strange could do the same thing with enough care taken.
7:19PM on 06/20/2013
I love my lack of knowledge drags the negative attention. I rather hear from real fans then read a wiki summary. And yeah I knew Iron man was a minute character until the films. Ill wait and see until dr strange
I love my lack of knowledge drags the negative attention. I rather hear from real fans then read a wiki summary. And yeah I knew Iron man was a minute character until the films. Ill wait and see until dr strange
7:49PM on 06/20/2013
He's a bigger character than Ghost Rider or Blade. Both of them are secondary characters to Dr. Strange.
He's a bigger character than Ghost Rider or Blade. Both of them are secondary characters to Dr. Strange.
8:35PM on 06/20/2013
Dr. Strange is probably one of Marvel's 10 biggest characters. I'd say he's below Thor and Iron Man in terms of popularity but above the likes of Silver Surfer, Black Panther or Namor (Sub-Mariner) all of whom could easily carry their own movies as well without it appearing forced. In other words, yes he is very much a big enough and well fleshed out character to get his own film. Even before the current onslaught of superhero movies there was talk of him getting one, and he had his own made
Dr. Strange is probably one of Marvel's 10 biggest characters. I'd say he's below Thor and Iron Man in terms of popularity but above the likes of Silver Surfer, Black Panther or Namor (Sub-Mariner) all of whom could easily carry their own movies as well without it appearing forced. In other words, yes he is very much a big enough and well fleshed out character to get his own film. Even before the current onslaught of superhero movies there was talk of him getting one, and he had his own made for TV film around the time of the Hulk TV series and a more recent straight to DVD animated film.
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