After joining True Detective Season 2, it was clear that Rachel McAdams was on a whole new career path. Gone were the days of Nicholas Sparks romances about time-traveling mail boxes and lake houses set on fire. It looks like she's continuing to blaze a new trail for herself: Variety reports that Marvel is courting McAdams for Doctor Strange . Rumors started flurrying on Tuesday that McAdams would join Benedict Cumberbatch, Tilda Swinton, and Chiwetel Ejiofor in the film about a superheroic neurosurgeon/sorcerer who saves planet Earth from dark magic. The twist in casting is that neither Cumberbatch nor Swinton play the villain. It's actually Ejiofor as Baron Mordo who gets to be the super baddie. Cumberbatch will star as the hero Stephen Vincent Strange while Swinton joins as The Ancient One, a wise and magical comrade. But who would Rachel McAdams play if she accepts a role in Doctor Strange ?
Unfortunately, those details haven't been released yet. McAdams is the lone American of the bunch, which may give us a few clues as to who she could play since she's the odd woman out. Considering the fact that the film has already shaken up gender norms by casting Swinton as the ancient Sorcerer Supreme, I certainly hope McAdams will get a role that's more than a love interest to the Doctor. Let's take a look at some of the characters McAdams could play in Doctor Strange:
Dormammu is who Baron Mordo answers to — so this character is badder than bad and rules the Dark Dimension. I don't know about you, but I think it would be pret-ty incredible to see the supervillain that other villains work for played by a woman.
This fellow sorcerer is actually the niece of the ultra evil Dormammu. She's also Doctor Strange's number one love interest. It's the most obvious choice and if McAdams plays the part, she will no doubt bring it to totally badass levels.
In the New Avengers (of the comic book world), Jones, a former super hero turned agent, lives in Doctor Strange's Sanctum Sanctorum... which is a fancy word for "secret hiding place." Perhaps this film will bring this character in to expand the Marvel Cinematic Universe even further.
She plays an apprentice of sorts to Doctor Strange and she is very important to Strange's character development. Bentley is part of the investigation surrounding the murder of Strange's father Clive who was killed by the hands of, you guessed it... Baron Mordo.
Uatu, The Watcher
Hear me out. I know, I know this one seems a little crazy. Uatu is an extraterrestrial who travels through time around the entire Marvel universe. However, there is one issue in which Uatu works with Doctor Strange to help Captain America find a time portal. Marvel films are all about having characters and stories fold in together, so this might not be as far-fetched as it sounds.
Oshtur the Omnipotent is part of the Vishanti, a trio of highly magical beings who help Doctor Strange on higher, mystical levels. Oshtur wrote the book of the Vishanti and since this is the first Doctor Strange film, her influence and guidance could be critical to Stephen Strange's introduction to the MCU.
She's another love interest of Strange, however, not as prominent as Clea — which may actually serve the first Strange film. A Gwen Stacy/ Mary Jane Spider-man parallel, if you will. Blessing is also a master of the occult which could serve Strange greatly in his fight against Mordo.
Of course, we shouldn't get our hopes up just yet: McAdams still has to say "yes."
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