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Who Is Rachel McAdams Playing in ‘Doctor Strange’?

Who Is Rachel McAdams Playing in ‘Doctor Strange’?

Last month, Marvel finally confirmed that actress Rachel McAdams has signed on as the female lead in the Phase Three superhero adventure Doctor Strange. The studio never did confirm what character she is playing, which lead to rampant speculation that the actress is either Clea, Stephen Strange's love interest, or Linda Carter, one of the Night Nurse characters from the Marvel Comics. Today, Latino Review claims that the actress is actually playing a different Night Nurse character, Christine Palmer.

Weeks before Rachel McAdams was confirmed, it was rumored that the actress will be playing Linda Carter, after comments made by Marvel's Daredevil showrunner Steven S. DeKnight. He revealed that they had originally planned on casting Rosario Dawson as Linda Carter, the first Night Nurse, but they changed her character to Claire Temple because Marvel already had "plans" for Linda Carter in the works. This lead to speculation that Rachel McAdams will play Linda Carter, but if this new report is accurate, that won't be the case.

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Marvel's ‘Doctor Strange’ Will Be an Origin Movie

Marvel's ‘Doctor Strange’ Will Be an Origin Movie

Scott Derrickson is directing Doctor Strange from a script by Jon Spaihts, based on the comic book character created by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko. What changes to Doctor Strange's origin story do you think will be made in this new Marvel adventure? Let us know what you think, and stay tuned for more on Doctor Strange as we get closer to production starting up.

Doctor Strange comes to theaters November 4th, 2016.

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‘Doctor Strange’ Gets Rachel McAdams as the Female Lead

‘Doctor Strange’ Gets Rachel McAdams as the Female Lead

After months of rumors and speculation, actress Rachel McAdams confirmed to The Wrap that she has signed on to star in Marvel's Doctor Strange. We reported back in July that the actress was offered the female lead in Doctor Strange, and while the actress has admitted that negotiations were taking place, this is the first we've heard that her deal has been finalized. It isn't known yet who she is playing, but there have already been rumors about her character.

A few weeks after the initial Rachel McAdams rumor surfaced, another report claimed that she might actually be playing the Night Nurse. Marvel's Daredevil showrunner revealed that they had originally cast Rosario Dawson as Linda Carter, a.k.a. Night Nurse, but they changed her character to Claire Temple, stating that the Marvel Cinematic Universe had "plans for her (Night Nurse) down the road." While Doctor Strange wasn't specifically revealed in Steven S. DeKnight's interview, Linda Carter does have a connection to Doctor Strange in the Marvel Comics.

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Does ‘Doctor Strange’ Want Rachel McAdams as Night Nurse?

Does ‘Doctor Strange’ Want Rachel McAdams as Night Nurse?

While Steven S. DeKnight doesn't mention Doctor Strange specifically by name, Linda Carter does have a connection to the character in the comics. The Night Nurse originally had her own comic book series in the 1970s, but she was re-introduced in Brian Bendis' run of Daredevil comics in 2004. Linda Carter was then brought over to Brian K. Vaughan's 2006 comic miniseries entitled Doctor Strange: The Oath. It's worth noting that the first issue of that series will be reprinted over the Halloween season.

Rachel McAdams confirmed to The Los Angeles Times earlier this week that she is in talks with Marvel, but it's still, "super-early days," and she doesn't "know where that's gonna go, if anywhere at all." She didn't confirm which character she is in talks for, but it's certainly possible that she could be playing Linda Carter. If she does sign on, the actress will join a cast that includes Benedict Cumberbatch as the title character, Dr. Stephen Strange, Tilda Swinton as the Ancient One and Chiwetel Ejiofor as Baron Mordo.

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‘Doctor Strange’ Wants Rachel McAdams as the Female Lead?

‘Doctor Strange’ Wants Rachel McAdams as the Female Lead?

We're sure to see some gigantic movie news hit as Comic Con kicks off this Wednesday for Preview Night, but we're already starting to hear some rumblings that may surface over the next few days. Marvel is not bringing any of its movies to the San Diego Convention Center this year, but that doesn't mean they won't confirm some of their impending casting as the event rolls on. They may even do so during, or right after, Warner Bros. and DC's big planned Q&A on Saturday morning just to steal some of their thunder. One of the items Marvel might confirm during SDCC? The female lead for their 2016 superhero adventure Doctor Strange. It seems Heoric Hollywood already has the scoop, claiming that Rachel McAdams has been made an offer.

Unfortuantely, no further information about the role is revealed. It is speculated that Rachel McAdams, who is currently starring on HBO's True Detective Season 2, is wanted as the love interest. There is no mention of the character at this time, though many believe it will either be Clea, or possibly Morganna Blessing. If she agrees to the contract stipulations, which would see her appearing in a number of Marvel movies, Rachel McAdams will be starring opposite Benedict Cumberbatch as the title character Doctor Stephen Strange, aka The Sorcerer Supreme.

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‘Aloha’ Clip: Rachel McAdams Breaks Bradley Cooper's Heart

‘Aloha’ Clip: Rachel McAdams Breaks Bradley Cooper's Heart

While breaking up with a significant other is certainly hard to do, for Brian Gilcrest (Bradley Cooper), it's even harder to remember why, in a new clip from Aloha. Aside from the first trailer released back in February, we haven't seen much from director Cameron Crowe's romantic comedy, but with the May 29 release date exactly one month away, we can be sure to see even more footage. This scene features Brian reuniting with his ex-girlfriend Tracy (Rachel McAdams), as he casually mentions that he can't remember why they broke up, which leads to Tracy giving him a brief refresher about the events that transpired.

The story follows Brian, a celebrated military contractor who returns to the site of his greatest career triumphs and re-connects with a long-ago love (Rachel McAdams) while unexpectedly falling for the hard-charging Air Force watchdog (Emma Stone) assigned to him. Earlier plot descriptions hinted at mysterious "island forces" also coming into play, which are teased in this scene when, during their brief argument, Brian notices a door swaying open on its own. We haven't seen much about the mystical nature of this story in this clip or the trailer, but perhaps we'll see more in the weeks to come.

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First Look at ‘True Detective’ Season 2 Cast On Set

First Look at ‘True Detective’ Season 2 Cast On Set

Rachel McAdams joins Colin Farrell and Taylor Kitsch on the downtown Los Angeles set of ‘True Detective’ Season 2.
‘True Detective’ Season 2 Confirms Rachel McAdams, Taylor Kitsch

‘True Detective’ Season 2 Confirms Rachel McAdams, Taylor Kitsch

Rachel McAdams, Taylor Kitsch and Kelly Reilly have been confirmed for Season 2 of ‘True Detective’, which has started production.