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Rachel McAdams set to join Marvel’s Doctor Strange

The Canadian-born Hollywood actress revealed in an interview with the Los Angeles Times that she’s in early talks to join Benedict Cumberbatch in the upcoming Marvel film Doctor Strange.

McAdams said: “It’s still super-early days, and I don’t know where that’s gonna go, if it’s gonna go anywhere at all”, further adding that she’s not a “comic book snob.”

Doctor Strange revolves around an arrogant but a brilliant surgeon who ends up loosing his career, but is guided towards a greater path by a sorcerer who trains him on how to defend the world against evil.


A comic book poster of Marvel’s Doctor Strange

It will be directed by Scott Derrickson, who has penned screenplays for Sinister and most recently, Deliver Us from Evil.

Her recent quotes such as the one mentioned above, are part of an article that has been written about her diverse career. From being a lead in huge hits such as Mean GirlsThe Notebook, and The Time Traveler’s Wife, to starring in popular franchises such as Sherlock Holmes, the actress has found a balance for small budget projects too. These include films such as The Lucky Ones, Midnight in Paris, and About Time. Currently, the talented actress is one of the leads in the second season of HBO’s acclaimed series – True Detective.

If she fully jumps on board than this Marvel adaptation will be one heck of a talent fest. With the likes of Benedict Cumberbatch, Tilda Swinton and Chiwetel Ejiofor already signed up, McAdams entry will boost the movie’s appeal to an even higher level.

Talking about her career choices McAdams stated: “I try to shut out ideas about why you should do things. 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.”

Doctor Strange is set for a release in November 2016.

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