Rachel McAdams Confirmed To Join The Cast Of Marvel Studios’ ‘Doctor Strange’

Marvel Studios is pretty determined to make that Doctor Strange movie. The film has been a pet project of studio president Kevin Feige for years, and the surprising box office success of Guardians of the Galaxy and Ant-Man, has emboldened Marvel in going forth and building new franchises, from the foundations of iconic characters less grounded in reality, than Captain America and Iron Man. Mads Mikkelsen is currently in talks to play the unspecified villain in the Scott Derrickson-directed feature, and today the cast is gaining another big name as Rachel McAdams, most recently seen as Detective Ani Bezzerides in the divisive second season of the hit HBO crime drama series True Detective, has officially confirmed her involvement as part of Marvel’s second Phase Three superhero adventure.

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The casting of McAdams has been rumored for some time, but the Southpaw star revealed recently at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival, that she would be co-starring in Doctor Strange alongside an impressive roster of acting talent that includes Benedict Cumberbatch as the good doctor himself, and Oscar winners Tilda Swinton (Only Lovers Left Alive) and Chiwetel Ejiofor (12 Years a Slave), as his mentor The Ancient One and potential adversary Baron Mordo, respectively.

McAdams did not mention who she would be playing in the Doctor Strange 2016 release though, no doubt because she doesn’t want to risk the violating the terms of the Marvel omerta, much like anyone who signs on to one of their potential blockbusters. A star of her caliber and talent isn’t going to be relegated to a thankless love interest part, so it is highly likely McAdams could be playing Clea, the doctor’s great love, niece of his most powerful enemy Dormammu, and a fellow practitioner of the mystic arts. We’ll probably find out for certain as the movie beings principal photography.

Doctor Strange opens on November 4, 2016.

[Source: The Wrap]

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