‘Doctor Strange’ May Have Stolen Night Nurse Away From Netflix’s ‘Daredevil’
If you’ve been curious as to why Rosario Dawson’s character on Netflix’s Daredevil series is named Claire Temple instead of Linda Carter (aka Night Nurse), we may finally have an answer. Daredevil Season 1 showrunner Steven DeKnight appeared at a Television Critics Association panel today, where he revealed the reason why Dawson’s character underwent a name change.
DeKnight appeared at the TCAs ‘15 to discuss Daredevil along with the new Season 2 showrunners Doug Petrie and Marco Ramirez, but before he passed the mic over to them, he did reveal one interesting bit of info (via Slashfilm) about Night Nurse:
The feature side had plans for her down the road so that was the only time we ran into a conflict. So we just used another name.
As fans of the Marvel comics may be aware, Night Nurse had her own solo comic run before Brian Michael Bendis and Alex Maleev reintroduced her in Daredevil. But in 2006, she was an important part of Brian K. Vaughan and Marcos Martin’s acclaimed Doctor Strange: The Oath series. The first issue in that series will be reprinted and released this Halloween, which seems to supoprt the possibility of Night Nurse‘s appearance in Doctor Strange.
While it’s not exactly official confirmation, there’s really few other options for Night Nurse in the MCU. This might also be the character Rachel McAdams is in talks with Marvel to play opposite Benedict Cumberbatch’s Strange.
Doctor Strange hits theaters on November 4, 2016.