Last month it was revealed that Rachel McAdams would have a big role in upcoming Marvel film, Doctor Strange. While it was initially thought that McAdams would be playing a love interest of sorts for Benedict Cumberbatch’s titular neurosurgeon-turned-sorcerer, her role may be a bit bigger than that.
Latino Review is reporting that McAdams will not be playing Clea, Stephen Strange’s love interest, as previously rumoured. Instead, one of their sources has revealed that Mcadams will be starring as Christine Palmer, a character known from Marvel’s Night Nurse comic.
For those unaware, the original Al Hartley & Stan Lee-created 4-issue comic followed three female roommates, Linda Carter, Georgia Jenkins, and Christine Palmer, who work the night shift at the fictional Metropolitan General Hospital in New York City. Palmer was the only character to have an adventure away from General Hospital, with issue #4 seeing her becom a private nurse for a paraplegic at a spooky mansion.
While there’s no official word as yet, it’s highly possible that McAdams’ role could be that of Palmer. The Night Nurse angle was originally to be inserted in television’s Daredevil. The plan was that Rosario Dawson’s character, Claire Temple, would be revealed to have a clear link to Night Nurse, but Marvel’s movie plans put an end to that.
“…Rosario Dawson’s character had a different name,” Daredevil showrunner Stephen DeKnight revealed at this year’s TCA (Television Critics Association) press tour.
“She was going to be the actual Night Nurse from the comics, and the feature side had plans for her down the road. So that’s the only time that I actually ran afoul of… we couldn’t do something. And we just used another name, so it’s the same character.”
We’ll let you know whether this casting news is confirmed or scrapped.