‘Doctor Strange 2’: Why Rachel McAdams Won’t Return for the Sequel

by Jeremy Spirogis
Rachel McAdams on the red carpet

Everyone remembers Rachel McAdams from fashionable traditional movies like The Notebook and Spotlight, although some have most likely misplaced monitor she’s one other A-list actor who joined the Marvel Cinematic Universe fray. While it’s been just one film to date (Doctor Strange), she performed an intriguing character straight from the comedian books.

Those conversant in Doctor Strange comics of lore know Christine Palmer was an in depth friend of Dr. Stephen Strange and in addition grew to become a superhero of kinds on her personal. She was named Night Nurse, maybe an odd identify for a superhero current in today’s age.

Fans may be disillusioned to be taught McAdams gained’t return in Doctor Strange 2, apparently for motive. Most analysts assume it’s as a result of Doctor Strange strikes on from regular human contact. Or, perhaps it’s that Night Nurse factor.

Doctor Strange going into the world of the unusual

Rachel McAdams on the red carpet
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As many know, Dr. Stephen Strange began out his doctoral profession in NYC the place he meets Christine Palmer. Just about everybody agrees Strange goes to be leaving the Big Apple to work together solely within the MCU multiverse.

Christine Palmer is certain to be left behind in Strange’s life as a result. Lots of people could also be disillusioned in that as a result of Christine was price exploring extra. When coping with the multiverse, although, it’s going to imply the return of the extra mysterious figures like Mordo.

Reports even have Brother Voodoo, America Chavez, and Clea (a sorceress) showing within the film, not together with Scarlet Witch. All of those characters are inside the realms of magic, proving the human world is being set within the background.

Some may reiterate it is a recurring downside with the MCU in abandoning any examination of human relationships.

Is it a mistake not having Christine Palmer round?

Maybe Christine will probably be again later since this isn’t going to be the final of Doctor Strange. There’s even all risk among the sideline characters will work together on Disney+’s WandaVision because the two franchises will probably be related.

One may argue dropping McAdams’ Christine character is a mistake because it did maintain a human connection some massive names in Hollywood say makes the MCU lack. Not that they haven’t introduced a couple of nice human moments, principally in movies like Endgame.

Having a human friendship (or perhaps romance) between Strange and Christine Palmer may have added an fascinating layer. At least WandaVision may have an ongoing romance between Wanda and Vision, outdoors of it apparently being artificially created in a 1950s sitcom universe.

In the case of Christine Palmer, Marvel may need some issues on find out how to cope with making Night Nurse an actual superhero down the road.

Can Night Nurse turn out to be an actual character within the MCU?

In today’s time, seeing a superhero named Night Nurse may appear like self-parody, one thing MCU doesn’t do typically. If they’ve broached some comedy angles within the Thor franchise, a lot of the different MCU films keep inside the realm of the intense.

The character of Night Nurse was a number of completely different characters within the unique 1970s-era comedian books, together with somebody named Linda Carter (a seeming nod to the enduring Wonder Woman actress).

However, Christine can be certainly one of them, making the character considerably forgotten attributable to solely obscure references in Marvel reveals like Daredevil with Rosario Dawson taking part in somebody comparable.

Imagining a superhero with that identify may be just a little too tacky for Marvel’s style, therefore why McAdams bowed out. Even if McAdams may most likely herald larger paychecks within the MCU, she’s nonetheless being profitable as an actress in different TV/film tasks.

If she does come again as Christine, it might be strictly to remain inside her actual id. Marvel does present a couple of individuals who keep human (like Pepper Potts), giving some grounded interplay in the actual world. Let’s hope Christine isn’t gone ceaselessly to deliver a few of that again.

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