Phase Three of Marvel’s Avengers Initiative is currently in development as multiple films are crossing their Ts and dotting their Is to get production underway. One of the installments is Doctor Strange. Scott Derrickson will direct the film about Marvel’s Sorcerer Supreme courtesy of Jon Spaihts’ screenplay. Benedict Cumberbatch will play the title character, an egotistical neurosurgeon who tragically loses the use of his hands, but discovers he has a proclivity for the mystic arts when he travels to a monastery in Tibet. Cumberbatch is joined by Academy Award winner Tilda Swinton, Academy Award nominee Chiwetel Ejiofor and potentially Mads Mikkelsen, but big news regarding Doctor Strange: Rachel McAdams has confirmed that she will be starring in the superhero feature as well.
McAdams’ involvement has been rumored for weeks, and the actress has not been shy about confirming she had discussions with Marvel as early as July. McAdams is coming off of Season 2 of HBO’s True Detective, boxing drama Southpaw opposite Jake Gyllenhaal and Cameron Crowe‘s Aloha. She’ll next be seen in Spotlight, which had its world premiere at the Venice Film Festival.
Undoubtedly McAdams is an accomplished actress who adds her name to an already star-studded cast. Doctor Strange is slated for a November 4, 2016 release date.