Rachel McAdams has officially signed on to join the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Long known to be in discussions with the studio, the True Detective and Sherlock Homes actress confirmed to TheWrap that she has indeed been cast in the forthcoming Doctor Strange.
Though whom McAdams may be playing is not yet known, the prevailing rumor is she’ll take on the role of Linda Carter, aka Night Nurse. Interestingly, Rosario Dawson was originally cast in the part for Marvel’s Netflix show Daredevil. When showrunner Steven DeKnight was told that there were plans for the Night Nurse in the big screen corner of the MCU, he simply changed Dawson’s character’s to Claire Temple, one of Luke Cage’s love interests from the comics.
Whatever the role, McAdams joins Benedict Cumberbatch as Doctor Strange himself; Chiwetel Ejiofor as his nemesis, Baron Mordo; and Tilda Swinton as their teacher of the mystical arts, The Ancient One. Directed by Scott Derrickson, Doctor Strange is targeting a November 4th, 2016 release date.