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'Doctor Strange' Cast Update: Rachel McAdams, Mads Mikkelsen to play Clea and Dormammu?

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September 24
8:39 AM 2015

'Doctor Strange' has been powering up, and audience anticipation and curiosity has gone several levels up ever since the Disney D23 expo where more details about the movie were revealed. With an all powerful cast already on-board, 'Doctor Strange' is solidifying its dominance with the casting of Rachel McAdams and the eyeing of Mads Mikkelsen.

Joining 'Doctor Strange' himself, Benedict Cumberbatch, are award winning actors Tilda Swinton, Chiwetel Ejiofor and most recently, Rachel McAdams.  While Swinton is theally  Ancient One and Ejiofor is the enemy Baron Mordo, McAdams  role remain unknown at this point. However, according to Collider, McAdams will most probably play Clea, 'Doctor Strange''s eventual apprentice-love interest/wife-successor.

Described as the 'Mary Jane' to 'Doctor Strange''s Spiderman, Clea C is no pushover. Initially, she was a member of the hierarchy of a universe known as the "Dark Dimension" which is an important realm for Dr. Strange. His arguably greatest nemesis Dormammu resides there. The fact that Clea may be what McAdams is portraying gives more strength to the rumor that Mad Mikkelsen may join the fray as Dormammu.

According to Crossmap, Mads Mikkelsen, who most famously played Hannibal Lecter, is rumored to in talks for the villain Dormammu, who is presented one of the most powerful-almost omnipotent magical villains in the Marvel Universe. With 'Doctor Strange' himself referring to Dormammu as his "most terrible foe, a threat to the life of the universe itself", it is hard to imagine him not being in the 'Doctor Strange' film narrative.

While Mads Mikkelsen has no confirmed ties with the 'Doctor Strange' movie yet, Ejiofor's Baron Mordo is a confirmed antagonist for the story. Many people anticipate if Dormammu will be in the movie, as this will make things more complicated and exciting. This will inch closer to reality once McAdams' character is confirmed to be Clea.

According to What Culture, 'Doctor Strange' may start from the beginning-Stephen Strange as  a topnotch arrogant surgeon who damages his hands in a car crash. He will seek for the impossible treatment of his hands from a hearsay that the Ancient One in Tibet may be able to do so. As in the comics, he ends up her/his (Swinton's character has no gender yet) apprentice, and eventually, 'Doctor Strange'.

Lead actor Benedict Cumberbatch put it in simple, non-spoiler words 'girls, cars, explosions and a bit of astral projection into multiple dimensions - the usual fare.' 'Doctor Strange' promises to be the strangest, most powerful Marvel has ever offered. With Cumberbatch, Swinton, Ejiofor, McAdams and potentially Mikkelsen, it would be hard to not have a gripping, and interesting 'Doctor Strange' in cinemas by November 4, 2016.

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