Leading up to production on Doctor Strange last month, the trades managed to reveal a majority of the cast, along with their roles, before Marvel officially revealed the cast list a few weeks into production. Still, there were two roles that the trades had been unable to confirm, and it hadn’t helped that Marvel’s press release conventionally left off character names: Rachel McAdams and Mads Mikklesen. This, of course, led to numerous rumors circulating, with reports stating that McAdams would be portraying the Night Nurse, and that Mikklesen would be playing Dormammu.
Unfortunately, while Entertainment Weekly has managed to secure plenty of exciting bits for fans that they’ve been revealing throughout the course of the day, they were unable to secure any sort of confirmation when it comes to the names of the characters both McAdams and Mikklesen will be playing. However, they did manage to secure some details about their roles. (You can read about Mikklesen’s role here!) And from the looks of it, it sounds like as far as McAdams’ role goes, those Night Nurse rumors may actually prove to be true afterall!
Rachel McAdams plays a fellow surgeon that has a history with Strange and is his sort of lynchpin to his old life, once he steps into he role of a sorcerer,” says Kevin Feige, the producer of Doctor Strange and president of Marvel Studios. “She is someone he connects with at the beginning, and reconnects with, and helps anchor his humanity.”
While Feige manages to play coy about the whole thing, it’s hard to deny that the description provided seems to hint at McAdams playing a version of Linda Carter in the film. Something that may upset fans that were hoping to see Rosario Dawson‘s Claire Temple make her way over to the films. Her character is also meant to serve as the audience point of view, something which Feige has teased in the past.
“Rachel McAdams is sort of [Doctor Strange’s] contemporary in the modern-day New York world, before and after he goes on this crazy journey,” elaborates Doctor Strange executive producer Stephen Broussard. “So, she sees him before, she sees him after. She’s kind of this audience point of view.”
As for whether or not we can expect to see her character serve as a love interest for Benedict Cumberbatch‘s Stephen Strange? It’s definitely a possibility.
Might McAdams’ character also be a love interest for Strange? Let’s see what Cumberbatch has to say on the matter. “I’m not sure if I’m allowed to say what the interest is,” says the actor. “But if I hit on her more than the Ancient One, put it like that.”
Doctor Strange will hit movie theaters on November 4th, 2016!
Source: Entertainment Weekly.