After months of rumors and speculation, Rachel McAdams will be joining the cast of Marvel’s “Doctor Strange”. The confirmation came earlier today at the Toronto International Film Festival, it was then later confirmed online by the Wrap online.
The new comic-book to film-adaptation of the popular series won’t release until next year, but it’s one of the most highly-anticipated films that Marvel will introduce. Marvel confirmed earlier this year that Benedict Cumberbatch will star in the titular role in the film.
The new “Doctor Strange” film will be directed by Scott Derrickson, working from a screenplay written by Thomas Dean Donnelly. Benedict Cumberbatch will play the famous neurosurgeon Doctor Stephen Strange, the character first suffers from a terrific car accident, then discovers a world magic and alternate dimensions once unknown to him. “Stephen Strange’s story requires an actor capable of great depth and sincerity,” said Producer Kevin Feige at the time of Cumberbatch’s announcement. “In 2016, Benedict will show audiences what makes Doctor Strange such a unique and compelling character,” he added.
Marvel has set a release date for “Doctor Strange” to hit theaters on November 4, 2016. More casting announcements and other details on the film will be released at a later date.