Doctor Strange movie news: Rachel McAdams confirmed to join cast, joins Tilda Swinton, Chiwetel Ejiofor


Rachel McAdams has been confirmed to join the cast of Marvel’s Doctor Strange, which will feature Sherlock star Benedict Cumberbatch in the titular role.

It is unsure what role McAdams will be taking on but it is rumored that the actress may be playing Cleo, the love interest of Doctor Strange, reported Independent.

“I’m gonna go do Doctor Strange, kind of a psychedelic Marvel comic, with Benedict Cumberbatch,” the actress made the confirmation herself in an interview with The Wrap.

In an interview with Benedict Cumberbatch by The Hollywood Reporter, the actor expressed excitement over landing the part but declined to divulge more information about the film which is set to open November 4, 2016 in the US.

“It’s a thrilling gig to get I just can’t wait,” the British actor said.

Aside from his successful gig as Sherlock on the BBC series opposite Martin Freeman’s Watson, the actor has earned acting nominations for his roles in films like The Imitation Game, and the critically acclaimed 12 Years a Slave. He also starred as the villain Khan in Star Trek: Into the Darkness and lent his voice to Smaug in The Hobbit and the soon to be released Jungle Book as Shere Khan.

Tilda Swinton has also been cast for the role of The Ancient One which is supposed to be a male role.

Another confirmed cast member is Chiwetel Ejiofor who will be taking on the role of Baron Mordo, Doctor Strange’s arch nemesis.

“He’s a good friend of mine. So, it’s gonna be fun. And Tilda Swinton I haven’t worked with her, but I’m excited to work with her. She’s brilliant. I am doing Doctor Strange, and I’m incredibly excited about it,” Ejiofor was quoted by Christian Today.

Doctor Strange is set to be directed by Sinister director Scott Derrickson.