“Doctor Strange” is the main coverstory of the current issue of Entertainment Weekly (October 21 issue). We have added the magazine scans in our gallery. Rachel and producer Feige talked about wether Rachel’s character might dopt her own alter ego: Night Nurse in the movie. You can find the article after the jump. Further, Rachel revealed she prepared for her role by spending time in a hospital in London. Be sure to pick up your own copy of EW.
Rachel on preparing for her role: “Now, in a pinch, I could stich somebody up on the sidewalk with a lighther and a needle and some thread. So that’s exciting!”
Rachel on if she is playing the Night Nurse: “Mum’s the word on that one”
The promotion for the movie is expected to start the coming week. Marvel and Disney have promoted their #DoctorStrangeEvent on social media, and Rachel will reportedly talk to the press on October 19th. The world premiere of the movie will be held on October 20th and Rachel is expected to attend.
When news broke that Rachel McAdams would play emergency room doctor Christine Palmer in Marvel’s new superhero film Doctor Strange, fans began to wonder whether she might also adopt her own alter ego: Night Nurse.
Marvel scholars know that Palmer appeared in a 1970s comic book called Night Nurse, which followed three roommates working at a New York hospital. In 2004, Daredevil comic book writer Brian Michael Bendis essentially created the character of Night Nurse, using the name of Night Nurse lead character Linda Carter. She provided medical assistance to super-heroes and later became romantically involved with surgeon-turned-sorcerer Dr. Stephen Strange.
Last year, Daredevil showrunner Steven DeKnight revealed that he initially wanted cast member Rosario Dawson to play this iteration but changed the name of the actress’s superhero-treating character to Claire Temple after being told that Marvel’s feature film branch had plans for Night Nurse “down the road.”
McAdams acknowledges she is aware of the rumors but declines to comment further. “Mum’s the word on that one,” says the Spotlight star.
However, Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige says there are no plans for Palmer to become Night Nurse — at least not yet. “I will say that that story line does not play into the movie,” he reveals. As for the future? “It’s just as much fun for us as it is for the fans to speculate about that,” says the Marvel Studios chief.