Marvel’s Doctor Strange: Rachel McAdams Eyeing Female Lead


Rachel McAdams, who can currently be seen putting in some gritty work in the second season of HBO’s True Detective, may soon become a part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe

In a recent interview with the L.A. Times, McAdams said she was in talks with Marvel to play the female lead in the upcoming Doctor Strange film.

“…it’s still super-early days, and I don’t know where that’s gonna go, if it’s gonna go anywhere at all,” McAdams said, leaving the casting rumours still very much unconfirmed.

If she does decide to join Doctor Strange, the actress will be starring opposite Oscar nominee Benedict Cumberbatch, who has been cast in the lead role. Joining the MCU also means that you’ll likely be up for multiple films, so McAdams’ fans certainly have something to look out for here.

McAdams has a small – but highly important – role in Antoine Fuqua’s Jake Gyllenhaal-starring Southpaw, which is currently on its worldwide rollout, and will be starring alongside Liev Schreiber, Mark Ruffalo, and Michael Keaton in Thomas McCarthy’s true-life thriller Spotlight.

Doctor Strange, directed by Scott Derrickson (The Exorcism of Emily Rose, Sinister), will hit the U.S. on November 4, 2016.