Published On: Wed, Dec 2nd, 2015

Rachel McAdams talks ‘Doctor Strange’ role, ‘not like other Marvel films’

While much is unknown about Marvel’s Doctor Strange, Rachel McAdams’ role is still totally shrouded in mystery. She’s likely a love interest to Benedict Cumberbatch’s Stephen Strange and now McAdams stays tight lipped, trying to talk about the film with MTV News.

Doctor strange Marvel Comics image“I mean, I just love the director,” McAdams said at the Gotham Independent Film Awards in New York City promoting the film, Spotlight.

“I met with Scott [Derrickson] and loved his vision, he was so passionate. And the opportunity to work with Benedict was kind of a no-brainer. And Marvel makes amazing films, so it was a complete package.”


Fans have seen several on set photos of Cumberbatch and McAdams confirmed that she’s begun filming her part, too — and while she can’t say anything yet, expect Doctor Strange is pretty strange.

When asked about the look of the film, particularly given the surreal art director Derrickson has been posting to Twitter, McAdams agreed that this is going to be a very different visual feel from you Iron Man movies and Avengers.

“It’s definitely not going to be like any of the other films,” McAdams added.

Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Stuhlbarg, Mads Mikkelsen, Scott Adkins, Amy Landecker and Tilda Swinton will also star.

Spotlight is in theaters now. 

Doctor Strange arrives in theaters on November 4, 2016.

The synopsis from Marvel Studios:

“Doctor Strange” follows the story of neurosurgeon Doctor Stephen Strange who, after a horrific car accident, discovers the hidden world of magic and alternate dimensions.

“Doctor Strange” is the latest film in Phase 3 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Phase 3’s goal—over the course of four years and nine films—is to introduce audiences to new heroes and continue the adventures of fan favorites.


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