A new behind-the-scenes featurette for Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness gives fans a new look at Rachel McAdams’ Christine Palmer.
A new behind-the-scenes featurette for Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness gives a brief look at Christine Palmer alongside Stephen Strange and America Chavez. Rachel McAdams made her MCU debut as Strange’s (Benedict Cumberbatch) surgeon colleague and former girlfriend in 2016’s Doctor Strange. When a sequel was first announced, it was reported that McAdams would not reprise the role of Christine. However, McAdams has since gone on to voice her character in Disney+’s What If…? and will indeed appear in Multiverse of Madness.
With Multiverse of Madness, director Sam Raimi makes his return to the comic book genre 15 years after the release of Spider-Man 3 in 2007. With a script written by Loki creator Michael Waldron, the film promises to delve deeper into the MCU’s multiverse than ever before as it leans into its director’s propensity for horror. In addition to McAdams and Cumberbatch, the sequel will see Benedict Wong and Chiwetel Ejiofor reprise their roles from the original film. They are joined by Elizabeth Olsen as Wanda Maximoff/Scarlet Witch and Xochitl Gomez in her debut as America Chavez, a superheroine who can open portals to other universes. Multiverse of Madness’ trailers have revealed variants of characters like Strange, Wanda, Professor X (Patrick Stewart), and, presumably, Christine—who can be seen wearing both a wedding dress and a vaguely familiar set of scrubs.
Marvel Entertainment recently unveiled a new BTS featurette for Multiverse of Madness. The video gives fans a look at some new footage while Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige, Raimi, Cumberbatch, and Olsen talk about the film. At the 0.17, 0.37, and 1:27 marks, Christine can be seen alongside Chavez and Strange as the sorcerer prepares to cast a spell. Check out the footage in full below:
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McAdams has said that Christine will have a much larger role in Multiverse of Madness. Given that Strange and Christine have grown apart since the first film, and the latter is likely getting married to someone else, it’s reasonable to assume Strange and Chavez will run into a Christine variant while traversing the multiverse. This new footage sees McAdams’ character wearing an outfit comparable to that of Marvel Comics’ Night Nurse—a nurse who gives medical aid to superheroes. It has been confirmed that Strange will be detained by the Illuminati in the film. Theories suggest Christine will work for them and, ultimately, help Strange and Chavez escape.
Overall details regarding McAdams’s role in Multiverse of Madness are scarce. There’s really no telling how many different variants of Christine or anyone else will appear in the film. Following Disney/Marvel Studios’ acquisition of Fox in 2019, the flood gates are open. Everyone from a Superior Iron/Tony Stark, Mr. Fantastic, and Deadpool to Bruce Campell are all rumored to appear. The who, what, and where of Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness remains to be seen when it releases in theaters next month.
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