Don’t Get Your Night Nurse Hopes Up for ‘Doctor Strange,’ Says Kevin Feige
Marvel’s upcoming Doctor Strange has an incredibly stacked cast, from Benedict Cumberbatch in the lead role to recognizable names and faces like Tilda Swinton, Mads Mikkelsen, and Chiwetel Ejiofor also starring. In case you forgot, Rachel McAdams, yes that Rachel McAdams, is also in the movie in a supporting role. She’s been in a poster and a few seconds of a trailer, and that’s just about it, but that hasn’t stopped fans from speculating about what her role actually is. Most of the consensus is that she’s Night Nurse, or a version of Night Nurse, a character in the comics who’s a very important part of the Doctor Strange: The Oath series. McAdams appears in scrubs and is said to be a surgeon at the hospital Strange works at, so it’s not too much of a stretch. Marvel has been characteristically cagey about who Rachel McAdams is playing, but today they’re saying fans shouldn’t get their Night Nurse hopes up.
In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige nipped those Night Nurse rumors in the bud — kinda. When asked about McAdams’ character’s connection to Night Nurse, he answered, “I will say that that story line does not play into the movie. It’s just as much fun for us as it is for the fans to speculate about that.” Is it, Kevin? Is it really?
The team behind Daredevil Season 1 was already told way back in the development stage that they weren’t allowed to use any Night Nurse affiliated details for the character Claire Temple, played by Rosario Dawson. Marvel apparently had bigger plans for Night Nurse somewhere down the road, and a lot of people thought that Doctor Strange was it. If it’s not, does that mean that Marvel just changed their minds? Could Claire become or meet Night Nurse in some capacity in an upcoming season of one of Netflix’s superhero shows?
Doctor Strange, Night Nurse or no, hits theaters November 4.