Back in July, it was rumored that actress Rachel McAdams, perhaps best known for films such as The Notebook, Mean Girls, and Sherlock Holmes, was offered the female lead in Doctor Strange. At the time, it was speculated that the role would be that of Clea, but since then, rumors have come around stating that it’s possible she’s playing Christine Palmer, a.k.a Night Nurse. (It’s worth noting that Daredevil season one showrunner, Steven S. DeKnight, stated Marvel Studios had plans for Night Nurse earlier this year.) As it stands, while Marvel has since confirmed McAdams as part of the cast, they’ve yet to reveal who she’s actually playing in the film. But that hasn’t stopped McAdams from discussing her excitement over the project.
While talking to MTV while at the Gotham Independent Film Awards last night, McAdams said that one of the reasons she decided to sign on for the film was the vision that director Scott Derrickson had for the project – something that should help to ease any concerns of those wary of Derrickson.
“I mean, I just love the director,” McAdams told us. “I met with Scott [Derrickson] and loved his vision, he was so passionate. And the opportunity to work with Benedict was kind of a no-brainer. And Marvel makes amazing films, so it was a complete package.”
She also confirmed that, although we’ve yet to see any set photos of her, she has begun filming for the project. (You can look at set photos featuring Cumberbatch as the titular character by heading here.) McAdams also went on to say that the film will have a completely different feel than the films before it, something we also saw with Guardians of the Galaxy last year.
“It’s definitely not going to be like any of the other films.”
Doctor Strange, which is currently in production, is set to hit movie theaters on November 4th, 2016.