Very little is known about Rachel McAdams' character in Marvel's Doctor Strange. It's mostly staying that way, for now, but Marvel Studios head honcho, Kevin Feige, recently spilled some details on the role following the release of several images from the movie (including the first look at Benedict Cumberbatch as Doctor Strange).
“Rachel McAdams plays a fellow surgeon that has a history with Strange and is his sort of lynchpin to his old life, once he steps into he role of a sorcerer,” Feige, producer of Doctor Strange, tells EW. “She is someone he connects with at the beginning, and reconnects with, and helps anchor his humanity.”
That sure sounds like a potential love interest, but Doctor Strange himself, Benedict Cumberbatch, isn't ready to admit that just yet. “I’m not sure if I’m allowed to say what the interest is,” says the actor. “But if I hit on her more than the Ancient One, put it like that.”
“Rachel McAdams is sort of [Doctor Strange’s] contemporary in the modern-day New York world, before and after he goes on this crazy journey,” elaborates Stephen Broussard, Doctor Strange executive producer . “So, she sees him before, she sees him after. She’s kind of this audience point of view.”
Doctor Strange hits theaters November 4, 2016.