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Doctor Strange Adds Rachel McAdams

Doctor Strange Adds Rachel McAdams


Count me into the crowd of n00b’s that know NOTHING much at all about Doctor Strange.

I never read the comics or really understood what he is supposed to be in relation to the Marvel world. I’m sure many geeks on this site can fill me in though.

When it was announced that Benedict Cumberbatch and Marvel were teaming up to add this character to the third wave of films from the studio, I was intrigued. Most of the Marvel films are very good and entertaining. Some are way better (Iron Man 1 & 3, Captain America, Avengers) than others ( I’m looking at you Thor!) but there is a general sense of samey-ness with a lot of these films. Guardians of the Galaxy was really a standout movie in this lineup because it felt, well, so much more fresh than some of the other costumed hero films we watched recently. With Doctor Strange, I think Marvel might be headed for another interesting comic book film, like GotG was.


Over at the Wrap they revealed that Rachel McAdams will be joining the cast in the new cinematic outing for one of the more secondary Marvel properties. It’s an interesting choice too as she is coming off the controversial True Detective season 2. Mostly she has been kicking around in Rom-Com’s like Woody Allen’s Midnight in Paradise recently. This along with True Detective gives her an edginess now.

Since I have zero idea what the role will be I can only assume it’s gotta be more interesting than just “the girlfriend”, at least it should be because she is better than that as far as talent goes. Marvel recently said that many of their films will no longer be origin stories, that means Doctor Strange will begin with him being Doctor Strange. That is a great idea! I have become so bored seeing the origin stories anymore. The movies are always better when the character is in full swing, as it were. Along side such talent as Tilda Swinton and Chiwetel Ejiofor, this should prove to be one of the more unique Marvel films yet.


Doctor Strange hits theaters in November 4th 2016.

Doug L. Doug is a lifelong film enthusiast and like a lot of others from that generation can trace it back to when he saw Star Wars as a kid in 1977 for the first time. He spent a good part of his formative years working in video stores jockeying VHS tapes across the counter. Doug genuinely enjoy movies in an irony-free way and love all kinds of films from the Arthouse to the Grindhouse. If anyone is going to take movies too seriously around here, it's gonna be him.
  • Toby Wan-Kenobi

    I remember years ago when they announced that they’d be making Captain America and they pegged Chris Evans for the role and how stoked I was. I enjoyed his roles in the Fantastic Four and Scott Pilgrim and I really liked him in Push. Dr. Strange is hands down one of the lesser known heroes in the Marvel universe, but I will say I am over the top excited to see they’re making a movie and that Cumberbatch is going to play the Doc. McAdams is an interesting choice and I’m not going to let this deter me from wanting to see this movie

    • Doug L.

      yeah I’m stoked for this too. I really hope this can break some of the formulaic storytelling that happens in the Marvel films and becomes it’s own thing.

  • I know nothing about Doctor Strange. But Benedict Cumberbatch is in it, So woohoo Doctor Strange!