Rachel McAdams is officially joining the Marvel Cinematic Universe, thanks to her co-starring role in Doctor Strange.
CONFIRMED: Rachel McAdams tells TheWrap at Toronto that she will star opposite Benedict Cumberbatch in Marvel’s DOCTOR STRANGE.
— Jeff Sneider (@TheInSneider) September 14, 2015
There’s still a bit of mystery surrounding the female lead role, with no further details available as of yet, but we’ll be sure to update you as we learn more.
The film will follow the story of Doctor Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch) who, after a horrific car accident, discovers a hidden world of magic and alternate dimensions and goes from neurosurgeon to Sorcerer Supreme.
Along with Cumberbatch and McAdams, the film will star Tilda Swinton and Chiwetel Ejiofor as the Ancient One and Baron Mordo, respectively. Jon Spaihts is writing the screenplay and Scott Derrickson is directing the comicbook movie.
Hannibal star Mads Mikkelsen is reportedly being eyed for the role of the film’s villain. Variety was the first to report that Mikkelsen is up for the role and while “no offer has been delivered, one is expected shortly.”
Doctor Strange is scheduled to hit theaters November 4, 2016.