With Captain America: Civil War having recently reached the half-way mark in filming, it’s time for Marvel to start focusing on their next 2016 release, Doctor Strange. The only confirmed casting so far from Marvel has been Benedict Cumberbatch in the titular role, however, per the trades both Chiwetel Ejiofor and Tilda Swinton have signed on to the film as Baron Mordo and the Ancient One, respectively.
Director Scott Derrickson is currently in London for pre-production, with filming scheduled to begin in November. Given that we’re only a few months away from the start of production, it’s safe to say the full cast should be announced by Marvel sometime soon.
One of the roles that we haven’t heard any casting news for yet is for that of Clea, who will presumably be the female lead of Doctor Strange. However, if Heroic Hollywood’s sources prove to be correct, we may know which actress Marvel is looking to cast in the role.
According to HH, Rachel McAdams (True Detective, Sherlock Holmes) has been offered the lead female role. While they don’t specifically mention that the role is that of Clea, it’s easy to surmise that’s the role in question.
Of course, this is nothing more than a rumor as of right now. None of the trades have chimed in regarding this rumor, and until they do, I’d say take this with a grain of salt.
Doctor Strange, which starts production in November in London, will hit movie theaters on November 4, 2016.
Source: Heroic Hollywood.