Rachel McAdams has long been announced to have a role in Marvel’s upcoming “Doctor Strange” movie, but her specific part in the film has been religiously kept under wraps by people behind the film.
Due to the secrecy surrounding the role, fans have speculated that Rachel McAdams would play the Night Nurse, or the alter ego of the comic book character Linda Carter who had a penchant for taking care of injured superheroes.
Now, however, IGN reports that the mystery surrounding the Rachel McAdams role has been lifted because Marvel has revealed the actress’ part. The website relays that Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige revealed the details in an interview with Entertainment Weekly.
In his interview, Feige was quoted by EW in saying:
“Rachel McAdams plays a fellow surgeon that has a history with Strange and is his sort of lynchpin to his old life, once he steps into he role of a sorcerer. She is someone he connects with at the beginning, and reconnects with, and helps anchor his humanity.”
Although it can be gathered in this statement that Feige is still trying his best to be vague about the character, it does not take higher level skills to deduce that the actress will have some sort of romantic involvement with Dr. Stephen Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch).
IGN also does not neglect the fact that Cumberbatch himself hinted at one point that he will “hit on her more than the Ancient One (Tilda Swinton)”, so the possibility of romance between two just took up a notch.
Meanwhile, Feige was not the only Marvel executive who was happy to share some intel about the mysterious character.
We Got This Covered relays that “Doctor Strange” executive producer Stephen Broussard had this to say about Rachel McAdams’ role:
“Rachel McAdams is sort of [Doctor Strange’s] contemporary in the modern-day New York world, before and after he goes on this crazy journey. So, she sees him before, she sees him after. She’s kind of this audience point of view.”
Fans can expect the full unveiling of the mystery character when “Doctor Strange” hits theaters on November 4.