Rachel McAdams, star of The Notebook and Mean Girls, will be appearing alongside Benedict Cumberbatch in the upcoming Doctor Strange movie.
McAdams recently appeared in Season 2 of HBO’s True Detective, and after her stint, Rachel McAdams herself confirmed the news at the Toronto Film Festival that she will be joining the Marvel universe for Doctor Strange. The 36-year-old actress was at the festival promoting her upcoming movie entitled Spotlight.
There have been rumors of Rachel McAdams joining the Doctor Strange cast for months, as news outlets have been reporting that McAdams has been discussing about a role with Marvel. Now, the rumors have been confirmed.
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Doctor Strange first appeared in Marvel Comics in 1963. Stepen Vincent Strange, formerly a neurosurgeon, is the Sorcerer Supreme who protects the Earth against mystical threats. He is a magician who gets powers from several mythical entities and uses the energies for spells. In addition, Doctor Strange is also equipped with magic artifacts including the Book of the Vishanti, Orb of Agamotto, Eye of Agamotto, and the Cloak of Levitation, which allows him to fly.
According to Vanity Fair, Rachel McAdams will most likely play the role of Clea, a gifted woman who is also Doctor Strange’s love interest. As of writing, there are no other details regarding McAdams’ participation in the movie.
As Entertainment Weekly reports, Rachel McAdams will join other stars confirmed for the movie, including Benedict Cumberbatch as Doctor Strange, Chiwetel Ejiofor as Baron Mordo, and Tilda Swinton as the Ancient One. In addition, there are also rumors of Mads Mikkelsen (Hannibal) being in talks with Marvel to join the movie, as reported by Variety.
During the D23 Expo weeks ago, both Benedict Cumberbatch and president of Marvel Studios, Kevin Feige, talked about the Doctor Strange movie. Feige said that it will be “as weird as anything we’ve ever done.”
“You’re going to get girls, cars, explosions, and astral projections into multiple universes. The usual fare.”
Doctor Strange is scheduled to begin filming at the Pinewood-Shepperton studios in the U.K. in November, and the movie is slated to be released in theaters on November 4, 2016.
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