Sep 19, 2015 06:26 PM EDT

'Doctor Strange' Latest SCOOP: ‘True Detective’ Actress Rachel McAdams Joins Benedict Cumberbatch in The Marvel Cinematic Universe Movie


"Doctor Strange" has been scheduled for a 2016 release and the latest scoop on the Benedict Cumberbatch starrer was the inclusion of "True Detective" actress Rachel McAdams in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Rachel McAdams' role was not yet disclosed, but Crossmap has reported that there were rumors that she might be portraying the sorceress Clea, who was punished for her 'treachery' of warning Doctor Strange about Dormammu. She was brought to Earth after Doctor Strange rescued her from Umar. She later became student to the Supreme Sorcerer's mystic arts and as well as his love interest.

Another speculation was that she could be suiting up as Night Nurse, whose alter ego, Linda Carter aided Doctor Strange in recovering the cancer cure needed to heal Wong. The two later had a short-lived relationship.

Other cast on board Marvel Cinematic Universe's "Doctor Strange" were Tilda Swinton as the Ancient One, Doctor Strange's tutor, and Chiwetel Ejiofor as Baron Mordo, Doctor Strange's arch-enemy. Mads Mikkelsen was said to be having talks with the studio to play for an undisclosed villain.

Moviepilot described Doctor Strange as a super-human surgeon, a genius, skillful in magic and Earth's protector, Sorcerer Supreme. He's also one of the mightiest humans in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Doctor Strange was forced to battle the entire Avengers team composed of Captain America, Thor, Iron Man, Vision, Hawkeye, Red Hulk, Black Widow, Captain Marvel, Spider-Man, Iron Fist, Daredevil, Spider-Woman, Thing and Mockingbird in the last run of "New Avengers" a couple of years back. Around that time he had given up his title as Sorcerer Supreme as penance for tinkering with some dark magics that made him a bit crazy in "World War Hulk." As a result, the loss of the Eye of Agamotto made him less powerful.

The Avengers team he faced were under the spell of another powerful sorcerer, Daniel Drumm, who placed the blame on Doctor Strange for the death of Brother Voodoo aka Jericho Drumm, his brother, and Doctor Strange's friend and former Sorcerer Supreme.

Doctor Strange was able to beat the majority of the Avengers team before he was overpowered by Luke Cage, Captain Marvel and Iron Fist.

Marvel Cinematic Universe's "Doctor Strange" is helmed by Scott Derrickson and written by Jon Spaihts, as per Comingsoon.net.

Stay tuned for more "Doctor Strange" updates in the coming days.

"Doctor Strange" will hit theaters on Nov. 4, 2016.

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