Rachel McAdams Reportedly Offered Female Lead in Marvel's DOCTOR STRANGE
According to Heroic Hollywood, Rachel McAdams, who's currently playing a hard-nosed cop on the second season of HBO's True Detective, has been offered the female lead in Marvel's upcoming Doctor Strange film. Scott Derrickson is directing, Jon Spaihts wrote the script, Benedict Cumberbatch is playing the Sorcerer Supreme, Tilda Swinton may play The Ancient One, and Chiwetel Ejiofor may be playing the villainous Baron Mordo.
There's no word yet on who McAdams would be playing should she accept the offer, but BMD speculates that she'd play Clea, a sorceress from the Dark Dimension who, like most comic characters, has a complicated past. She's Strange's girlfriend and student, but it appears that her powers are nearly as powerful as his, if not equal to them, so this could be a cool, powerful role in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
McAdams is excellent and I could easily see her stepping into a part like this, and I hope that if it all works out, she has more to do than she does in the Guy Ritchie Sherlock Holmes movies, her only other dip into big budget franchise filmmaking thus far.