Rachel McAdams has confirmed that she is indeed going to appear in Marvel Studios’ upcoming Doctor Strange. The actress made the confirmation to The Wrap as she at the Toronto Film Festival promoting her most recent film Spotlight, in which she costars with Mark Ruffalo and Michael Keaton.
There is still no word on to what role she will be playing, but smart money seems to be on that of the mystical superhero’s disciple/girlfriend Clea. She’ll be joining Benedict Cumberbatch in the film’s titular role, Tilda Swinton as Doctor Stephen Strange’s mentor The Ancient One and Chiwetel Ejiofor as Baron Mordo,Strange’s nemesis. There also rumors that Rosario Dawson could be reprising her Night Nurse character that was seen in season 1 of the Daredevil Netflix series and who is expected to return for that show’s second season as well as the other series that Netflix and Marvel are co-producing. Mads Mikkelsen is also rumored to be joining the film as another of Doctor Strange’s supernatural villains, possibly either Dormammu or Nightmare.
Doctor Strange is set to begin production this November with a November 4, 2016 release scheduled.