Rachel McAdams is set to star in Doctor Strange and there had been quite a bit of speculation that she would be taking on the role of Night Nurse. At the moment, Rosario Dawson is playing a character named Claire Temple on the Netflix Marvel series who is more or less Night Nurse and according to Kevin Feige, Rachel McAdams won't be stepping on her turf. The dividing lines between Marvel TV and Marvel movies are still a bit unclear, but at least for the moment we won't have two versions of the same character.
Marvel Studios is in full-blown promotion mode for Doctor Strange right now. So, Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige did an interview with Entertainment Weekly and was asked about the possibility of Rachel McAdams taking up the mantle of Night Nurse at some point. Here is what he had to say about it.
"I will say that that story line does not play into the movie. It's just as much fun for us as it is for the fans to speculate about that."
Rachel McAdams is playing Christine Palmer in Doctor Strange, a love interest to Stephen Strange in the comics. More importantly, Christine Palmer was the third person to take on the mantle of Night Nurse in the comics. Rosario Dawson's Claire Temple, on the other hand, though she is pretty much Night Nurse on the Netflix shows was never actually Night Nurse in the comics. So, this whole thing is a bit weird but at least, for now, the issue has been put to bed.
Kevin Feige didn't totally rule out the possibility of Christine Palmer becoming Night Nurse down the road, he is saying that at least in the story of this first Doctor Strange movie it isn't a factor. There have been some fairly clear dividing lines between the TV side and movie side of Marvel, so if Rachel McAdams were revealed as Night Nurse in the movie it would sort of create a bit more of an obvious divide in that both universes would have a version of the same character. Daredevil season 1 showrunner Steven DeKnight did reveal a while back that he originally wanted to cast Rosario Dawson as Christine Palmer, but Marvel Studios made it clear they had plans for the character.
Aside from Rachel McAdams, the Doctor Strange cast is is being headlined by Benedict Cumberbatch, who is playing Stephen Strange. The supporting cast also includes Tilda Swinton, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Stuhlbarg, Amy Landecker, Scott Adkins and Mads Mikkelsen. The movie was directed by Scott Derrickson, who also directed the horror flick Sinister. Doctor Strange is set to hit theaters on November 4.