It was reported back in July that Rachel McAdams was eyeing a lead role in Marvel’s Doctor Strange, set to star Benedict Cumberbatch as the neurosurgeon-turned-sorcerer. Well, the actress herself has now confirmed it.
“I’m going to go do Doctor Strange, kind of a psychedelic Marvel comic; with Benedict Cumberbatch, so I’m really looking forward to that,” McAdams told the folks over at The Wrap.
The actress couldn’t elaborate on what role she’ll be taking on and there hasn’t been any official word from Marvel, but we’re expecting details on her part to be announced very soon.
McAdams joins quite the talented cast here. The film will be starring Tilda Swinton as the Ancient One, Chiwetel Ejiofor as Baron Mordo, and possibly Mads Mikkelsen as a villain.
McAdams is certainly busy these days, coming off the second season of True Detective, a strong supporting role opposite Jake Gyllenhaal in Southpaw, and a role in Cameron Crowe’s Aloha. Next up for the actress is Spotlight, a true-story drama set to hit the U.S. on November 6.
Doctor Strange will be released in the U.S. on November 4, 2016.