Marvel’s Doctor Strange film is racking up a pretty stellar cast. You’ve got Bennedict Cumberbatch as Stephen Strange, Tilda Swinton as The Ancient One, Chiwetel Ejiofor as Baron Mordo, and now possibly Rachel McAdams.
The LA Times is reporting that the Southpaw star is currently in the running for the film’s leading female part. As to who that part is, I’m not sure. I was hoping it would be The Night Nurse, but she’s busy patching up/ sleeping with Daredevil right now.
Here’s what the LA Times had to say:
McAdams is still up for the biggest Hollywood roles — it just seems to be a matter of whether she wants to take them. She is considering playing the female lead in Marvel’s “Doctor Strange,” which is set to star Benedict Cumberbatch, though she is careful to note, “it’s still super-early days, and I don’t know where that’s gonna go, if it’s gonna go anywhere at all.” But she’s not a “comic book snob.” (Or a reality TV snob, for that matter: She says she’s been watching this season of “The Bachelorette.”)
Big-name actresses have been taking roles in comic book franchises for years now — Johansson, Natalie Portman. But McAdams is repelled by the idea that she should follow any prescribed path.
“I try to shut out ideas about why you should do things,” McAdams says. “Trying to do good architecture and really designing a career? There’s some attention to be paid to that, but I don’t think it’s everything.”