While speaking with The Wrap at the Toronto International Film Festival, actress Rachel McAdams confirmed what has long been rumored: she will have a role in Marvel's upcoming "Doctor Strange" film, which stars Benedict Cumberbatch in the title role. The actress, last seen in a starring role in "True Detective's" second season, discussed her involvement during a video interview.
"I'm gonna go do 'Doctor Strange' [for] Marvel, kind of a psychedelic Marvel comic, yeah, with Benedict Cumberbatch. I'm really looking forward to that," said McAdams when asked what she has coming up next. She couldn't, however, say what part she will play. "I probably -- I don't know if I can." You can see the video interview below.
While no official word has been given from Marvel or Disney, this development follows a report from July stating that the studio was eyeing McAdams for the female lead opposite Benedict Cumberbatch. McAdams gave an update a few days after that initial report, confirming that talks were "still [in the] super-early days" and that she didn't know "where that's gonna go, if it's gonna go anywhere at all." According to her comments to the Wrap in Toronto, it looks like everything has panned out.
McAdams' role in the film remains a mystery; some have deduced that McAdams could play a version of Night Nurse, Doctor Strange's love interest from his 2006 limited series "The Oath."
Benedict Cumberbatch's Stephen Strange will be joined by Tilda Swinton as the Ancient One and Chiwetel Ejiofor as Baron Mordo. Marvel confirmed both of those actors' involvement in mid-August following initial reports occurring in May and June. Disney declined to comment on McAdams' admission when reached out to by CBR.
Directed by Scott Derrickson, "Doctor Strange" opens on November 4, 2016.