With shooting scheduled to commence in November, Scott Derrickson’s cast for ‘Doctor Strange’ is slowly starting to be made official. ‘Sherlock’ and ‘Star Trek Into Darkness’ star Benedict Cumberbatch was the first one confirmed for the project last year when the popular British actor signed on to play the Sorcerer Supreme in the second film in Marvel Studios’ Phase Three. Later, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Tilda Swinton, and Mads Mikkelsen were all said to be joining the project as well. But back in July when talks of a female lead started to circulate, ‘True Detective’ and ‘Mean Girls’ star Rachel McAdams was among the actresses being discussed. Now, it seems that those rumors have been confirmed.
According to The Wrap, while appearing at the Toronto International Film Festival, McAdams revealed that she would indeed be appearing opposite Cumberbatch as the leading lady in Dr. Stephen Strange’s Marvel Cinematic Universe debut. Neither Marvel Studios nor anyone else involved with the film has officially commented on the announcement, but McAdams has stated in the past that she has been in talks with the House of Ideas for some time.
While we know that she will be playing the female lead in ‘Doctor Strange’, we still don’t know exactly who the character will be. Strange’s longtime love interest Clea would be the easy answer, but it has been said that Night Nurse may factor into the story somehow. Many speculate this to be true since Rosario Dawson’s character in ‘Daredevil’ and the other Netflix shows was named Claire Temple, a lesser known character from the comics that eventually becomes a doctor, rather than the more established healthcare provider to the vigilantes of New York City.
What do you think about Rachel McAdams starring in ‘Doctor Strange’? Who do you think she will be playing in the film? Share your thoughts and theories in the comments below.
‘Doctor Strange’ enters the theaters of this plane on November 4, 2016.