Doctor Strange officially adds another A-list name to an already amazing cast.
Speaking with The Wrap at the Toronto Film Festival, Rachel McAdams confirmed that she is joining the cast of the Marvel film, which already features Benedict Cumberbatch as the Sorcerer Supreme, Tilda Swinton as the Ancient One and Chiwetel Ejiofor as Baron Mordo. That's a hell of a quartet of actors right there.
McAdams' name has been in the Doctor Strange mix for several months now, and while she had acknowledged over the summer that she had spoken with the studio, she stopped short until now of definitively saying that she was going to be in the picture.
She did not reveal who she would be playing, although there has been speculation that it could be the sorceress Clea, who becomes the student and eventually the wife of Stephen Strange. McAdams has been seen on the big screen this year in Aloha and Southpaw, while also earning strong reviews for her lead role in the second season of HBO's True Detective.
Meanwhile, there's been no further movement on the recent rumors about Mads Mikkelsen joining Doctor Strange as well, as a villain. Mikkelsen has a role in the now-shooting Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, but since director Scott Derrickson doesn't start filming Doctor Strange until November, it's possible the Hannibal star could do both.
Doctor Strange will work his cinematic magic in theaters on Nov. 4, 2016.