Strange doctor in the madness multiverse I just lost another key figure from the original movie. A few weeks ago, director Scott Derrickson left the project citing creative differences and now, we have learned that Rachel McAdams will not return for the sequel.
McAdams played Dr. Christine Palmer first, an old flame by Stephen Strange, who was one of the only people to support Strange after his debilitating car accident. Well, now that support system is gone, since Variety reports that it won't be in the sequel. We Got This Covered can confirm that it was in the initial draft of the script, but we were told that he left at the same time that Derrickson did, since he didn't want to make the film without him.
This is not the first time Marvel has abandoned a possible love interest in one of its superheroes, of course. The character of Natalie Portman from Thor's first two films was apparently removed from the franchise and, although subsequently mentioned briefly in several MCU films, Marvel clearly has no room for her. That was until Taika Waititi announced that he would not only return to the Thor franchise, but that he would play the Thor woman in Love and thunder.
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So, having said all that, it is probably safe to say that there is a possibility that McAdams will eventually return to the MCU someday. After all, it has enough star power to guarantee a role in a future photo. But if we continue with who is in the movie, we know that Benedict Cumberbatch, B.D. Wong and Chiwetel Ejiofor will return.
New additions to the cast, meanwhile, include Elizabeth Olsen as Scarlet Witch. Reports indicate that the next Disney Plus show, WandaVision, will play a key role in the configuration Strange doctor in the madness multiverse also, so expect the two to be closely connected.
However, we will discover how much they join each other when Strange doctor in the madness multiverse Arrives in theaters on May 7, 2021.