Because there’s nothing like a caped crusader
It’s an unspoken Hollywood rule that every highbrow Oscar nominee chases their big prestige drama with a frothy superhero spectacle. Rachel McAdams— whose righteous, dishwasher-slamming rage in Spotlight earned her a nod last year—enters the Marvel Comics universe this fall, starring alongside Benedict Cumberbatch in Doctor Strange, a trippy blockbuster about a neurosurgeon turned sorcerer who can bend time and space. McAdams stars as Christine Palmer, a brilliant surgeon and long-time colleague of Dr. Strange who initially keeps him grounded to the real world but eventually morphs into her own superhero: the Night Nurse, a newly resuscitated comics character from the ’70s. If she wields her cape as ferociously as she slams a dishwasher door, she’s going to be just fine.