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Rachel McAdams Might Join Marvel’s ‘Doctor Strange’

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Admittedly, I’m not really much of a Marvel fan – not that I don’t like it, but I just don’t know much about the franchise in general. That being said, I still find it pretty exciting to hear that Rachel McAdams may or may not be in talks for the lead role in the upcoming Doctor Strange movie, because I love Rachel, so I’d basically watch her in anything (though True Detective is really testing my patience).

Here’s the scoop from Heroic Hollywood:

According to my sourcing here in Los Angeles, the rumor I’m hearing is that Rachel McAdams, currently starring in the second season of True Detective, has been offered the female lead in Marvel’s upcoming Doctor Strange. Scott Derrickson is directing the film based on the screenplay by Jon Sphaits. Benedict Cumberbatch is headlining as the Sorcerer Supreme.

Stay tuned as more develops and I will update the story as I find out more.

Before he met the Sorcerer Supreme, Doctor Stephen Vincent Strange was an unlikeable egotistical neurosurgeon. Everything changes when a car accident limits Strange’s use of his hands, sending him on a maddening quest for a miracle cure. This origin story introduces the magical and mystical realms of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Those of you who are Marvel fans, what do you think? Good move, bad move? I guess time will tell if there’s any merit to this one!

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