Rachel McAdams is reportedly in talks to play the female lead in Marvel’s upcoming film “Doctor Strange.” The actress told the Los Angeles Times she is considering the role but nothing is confirmed.
“It's still super-early days, and I don't know where that's gonna go, if it's gonna go anywhere at all,” she said. It is not yet known what character McAdams would play. Cinema Blend reported she could play the comic book character Clea, the female magician who has romantic feelings for Dr. Stephen Strange.
In the comics, Clea is the daughter of Umar and the niece of the demonic tyrant Dormammu. She comes in contact with Doctor Strange in the dark dimension. She possesses vast powers including magical bolts of concussive energy, the ability to conjure objects and energies, and magically construct animate beings, teleportation, telekinesis and levitation. She gains knowledge, magic and sorcery from Doctor Strange and also learns hand-to-hand combat from him. She made her first appearance in “Strange Tales” No. 126, created by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko.
Meanwhile, McAdams who found fame in the comedy “Mean Girls” and the romantic drama “The Notebook” reportedly is not following a prescribed path for her career. She reportedly does not have a particular plan to do a comic book film.
"I try to shut out ideas about why you should do things. Trying to do good architecture and really designing a career? There's some attention to be paid to that, but I don't think it's everything," she said.
“Doctor Strange” stars Benedict Cumberbatch in the title role and Oscar Winner Tilda Swinton is set to plat the Ancient One. Scott Derrickson is directing the film in which Doctor Strange heads east after his career as a surgeon is destroyed. It is set to open Oct. 26, 2016.