Marvel has already assembled quite a cast for their upcoming sequel, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, but it looks like they’ve just added one more to it. Rachel McAdams will reportedly reprise her role from the first film for the sequel, according to Deadline.
- McAdams portrayed Dr. Christine Palmer in 2016’s Doctor Strange and will reportedly return to play the character again in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.
- Palmer served as both a love interest and sidekick of sorts in the first film, though it is unclear what role she will have in the sequel.
- Marvel has not yet commented on McAdams’ casting in the film.
- Plot details for Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness have not yet been shared, though based on Marvel Comics history, the Marvel Cinematic Universe could be getting a whole lot bigger.
- In addition to the first Doctor Strange film, McAdams is known for roles in comedies like Wedding Crashers and Mean Girls as well as romances like The Notebook.
More on Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness:
- Spider-Man director Sam Raimi, who replaced original director Scott Derrickson, will helm the Doctor Strange sequel.
- Derrickson does remain on the project as an executive producer however.
- Joining Cumberbatch and McAdams, Benedict Wong and Chiwetel Ejiofor are also expected to reprise their roles.
- Elizabeth Olsen is also set to appear in the film as Wanda Maximoff, for a storyline that will tie into her upcoming Disney+ series WandaVision, which debuts in December.
- Xochitl Gomez has also been cast for the film in a yet-undisclosed role.
- Production on Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness is set to begin in May after Cumberbatch finishes his work on the upcoming third Spider-Man film, in which he will also be appearing as the Sorcerer Supreme.
- Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness is set to premiere in theaters on March 25, 2022.