Everyone who was hoping that Rachel McAdams would eventually join the Marvel Cinematic Universe, rejoice! After what feels like ages of talks, it was confirmed today that she will be part of the cast of Doctor Strange.
There's no word on exactly what character she will be playing, but rumours point to the possibility of her being Night Nurse, a role that was held back from and retooled in Daredevil; comics readers may recognise that Rosario Dawson's role in the Netflix show, in earlier drafts, was based on the Night Nurse character.
While Disney and Marvel have been hush about the casting news, but the actress, herself, has confirmed. Even just a few days ago, McAdams refused to be too specific about the film, saying that the talks were still "super-early days", adding that she didn't "know where that was gonna go, if it's gonna go anywhere at all". The tune has changed, which you can see in the video below. In it, McAdams is asked what she is filming next, and she replies:
I'm gonna go do 'Doctor Strange' -- Marvel, kind of a psychedelic Marvel comic, yeah -- with Benedict Cumberbatch. I'm really looking forward to that.
McAdams is joining a few other Doctor Strange casting confirmations, namely Cumberbatch as the titular Doctor, Tilda Swinton as the Ancient One, and Chiwetel Ejiofor as Baron Mordo.