Back in July Rachel McAdams (above, True Detective) was said to be looking to star in Marvel’s Dr Strange, and the actress has now confirmed that she will star in the film.
She confirmed the news at the Toronto International Film Festival, although she did not reveal her role. It’s a pretty good bet that she will be playing the love interest.
Tilda Swinton also stars as Strange’s mentor, the Ancient One, with Chiwetel Ejiofor playing the villainous Baron Mordo. Mads Mikkelsen was recently said to be in talks to join the film as another villain.
The film is being penned by Thomas Dean Donnelly and Joshua Oppenheimer, with Jon Spaihts writing the latest script, and will be directed by Scott Derrickson.
The comicbook revolved around a former neurosurgeon who serves as the “Sorcerer Supreme” — the primary protector of Earth against magical and mystical threats. Strange made his first appearance in the 1963 comicbook series “Strange Tales” and would go on to have his own comicbook series and would appear in several other comicbooks that included “The Fantastic Four,” “Spider-Man” and “Nick Fury.”
Dr Strange is a former neurosurgeon who, after a car accident, loses the ability to use his hands. After exhausting every option to restore his health, Strange locates “the Ancient One” in the Himalayas who reluctantly teaches him the mystic arts. In comics, Doctor Stephen Strange is the “sorcerer supreme” of the Marvel Universe. As such, he is the gateway to an aspect of Marvel comics stories that hasn’t really been explored on film in the current set of Marvel movies.
Dr Strange will be released in cinemas on 4th November 2016.