Rumored back in July to be in the running for a role, McAdams has confirmed that she is indeed involved with what looks to be another massive Marvel production.
Following up on an earlier post in July, Rachel McAdams, coming off her roles in True Detective and Southpaw, was rumored to be taking on a lead role in Marvel’s Doctor Strange. Then for the next month, the rumor died down and it seemed like nothing was going to come of it. But just last night at the Toronto International Film Festival, it appears that McAdams has confirmed her participation in the film via The Wrap. Marvel has yet to follow up with a comment on the casting decision but one would imagine we’ll be seeing it soon.
The cast of Doctor Strange was already impressive before, but adding a talent such as McAdams almost makes it unfair for most other comic adaptations. So far, there’s Benedict Cumberbatch playing the titular role of Stephen Strange, Tilda Swinton starring as Strange’s mentor, The Ancient One, and Chiwetel Ejiofor playing what appears to be fellow student of the mystics and future villain Baron Mordo. Plus, there’s the rumor of Mads Mikkelsen being courted to play the villain of the film. This wouldn’t be the first time Mikkelsen was attached to a Marvel villain role as he was originally supposed to play the underdeveloped and insanely disappointing Malekith in Thor: The Dark World. Marvel has built up some of the best casts lately and Doctor Strange appears to be just as strong, if not the best so far.
Doctor Strange will be directed by Scott Derrickson, written by Jon Spaihts, and starring Cumberbatch, Swinton, Ejiofor, and McAdams. Doctor Strange will be in theaters November 4, 2016.