Update: Per Jeff Sneider of The Wrap, Rachel McAdams now has an offer from Marvel for the role, meaning she’s no longer just in talks. If she accepts the offer, expect confirmation rather soon, whether it be from the trades or Marvel Studios when they hit D23 next month.
@krolljvar Good thing you were all over that McAdams story yesterday. That was TRULY Variety-worthy news… she HAS the offer, FYI. Update?
— Jeff Sneider (@TheInSneider) July 28, 2015
You can read the original report below.
Earlier this month, it was rumored that Marvel had offered the female lead in Doctor Strange to actress Rachel McAdams. Since then, things have been relatively quiet. None of the trades offered any confirmation that she was indeed in talks, and there’d been no word from Marvel.
While doing the press rounds for her latest movie, Southpaw, LA Times took a moment to ask McAdams about the rumors and if they were true. Unlike Tilda Swinton, who confirmed that she was definitely set for Doctor Strange as the Ancient One in a recent interview, McAdams only went on to confirm that she was considering it, but that things were still early.
“It’s still super-early days, and I don’t know where that’s gonna go, if it’s gonna go anywhere at all.”
Rachel McAdams was actually Jon Favreau’s first pick for Pepper Potts, so there has been interest in bringing her into the Marvel Cinematic Universe in the past. If she decides to tackle the role, confirmation shouldn’t be too far off with filming set to begin in just a few months.
Doctor Strange, which will star Benedict Cumberbatch, is set to hit movie theaters on November 4th, 2016.
Source: LA Times