New Rumor Claims Rachel McAdams in Marvel’s DOCTOR STRANGE

Female Lead Role

Take it with a grain of salt at the moment, but Heroic Hollywood is reporting a rumor that Rachel McAdams, who is currently starring on the second season of HBO’s “True Detective,” has been offered a female lead role in Marvel’s upcoming Doctor Strange.

The site makes no mention of which character she would play though some are speculating it may be the role of Clea, a potential love interest for Stephen Strange and fellow practitioner of magic. The most likely alternative character could be Morgana Blessing, a writer specializing in the occult who lives in Soho, not far from Strange’s office.

Scott Derrickson is directing the film from a script by Jon Spaihts, and the movie stars Benedict Cumberbatch as the title character. If McAdams does sign on she’ll also join Chiwetel Ejiofor as Baron Mordo, and Tilda Swinton as The Ancient One.

Doctor Strange opens on November 4, 2016. Shooting is set to commence in London later this fall.

McAdams can be seen next alongside Jake Gyllenhaal in the boxing drama Southpaw, also starring Forest Whitaker. Check out the new Southpaw clip below.

I think her and Benedict will be good on screen too, but I’d rather not waste her as a secondary character like Natalie Portman in Thor. After “True Detective,” McAdams is famous enough to lead her own film.

Via Heroic Hollywood, ComicBookMovie