Rachel McAdams Confirms Doctor Strange Rumours
Marvel has earned a reputation for putting most of its emphasis on sequels and crossover vehicles, but the studio has also made a priority of regularly introducing new characters to the world of movies. Between last summer’s Guardians of the Galaxy and this summer’s Ant-Man, there’s no doubt that the company still knows how to launch a lively new franchise, simultaneously padding out the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Next up is Doctor Strange, an adaptation of the ‘60s comic that has been in the works for years, but is finally scheduled to arrive in theatres on November 4th, 2016.
Scott Derrickson (Sinister, Deliver Us from Evil) is on board to direct, Benedict Cumberbatch has been lined up to play the title character, and Tilda Swinton will play The Ancient One. Beyond that, little is known about the film’s cast, but in recent weeks, Rachel McAdams has also been linked to the project, a rumour that has not been directly confirmed—until now.
Speaking to The Los Angeles Times, McAdams had an opportunity to dismiss the speculation, but the paper reports that she is definitely considering the female lead. “It’s still super-early days, and I don’t know where that’s gonna go, if it’s gonna go anywhere at all,” she says, adding that she’s not a “comic book snob.” While McAdams has largely steered clear of big budget franchises, Sherlock Holmes proved that she can hold her own in this territory—starring alongside Marvel icon Robert Downey Jr., no less—so don’t be surprised if she closes the deal.