Another day, another hot scoop confirmed! Previously we reported exclusively that Rachel McAdams was in stages of negotiations with Marvel Studios to join the cast of Scott Derrickson’s Doctor Strange movie. Thanks to TheWrap, we now have confirmation straight from McAdams’ mouth that she will in fact star opposite leading man Benedict Cumberbatch.
TheWrap’s Jeff Sneider first reported the news on his Twitter account after McAdams made her involvement public to the site in Toronto.
CONFIRMED: Rachel McAdams tells TheWrap at Toronto that she will star opposite Benedict Cumberbatch in Marvel’s DOCTOR STRANGE.
— Jeff Sneider (@TheInSneider) September 14, 2015
McAdams joins an already impressive cast that includes Benedict Cumberbatch, Chiwetel Ejiofor, and Tilda Swinton. Mads Mikkelsen is also being sought after for a villainous role. Scott Derrickson will direct Marvel Studios’ film that will continue to push the boundaries of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.