Every thrilling superhero adventure has always had a little taste of romance – for Benedict Cumberbatch’s Stephen Strange, that came with Rachel McAdams’ Christine Palmer. The Metro-General Hospital surgeon worked alongside and dated the future sorcerer for some time, but eventually brought their relationship to an end due to his self-obsession.
By the time Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness rolls around, almost a decade after the events of the first film, Christine Palmer has met and agreed to marry a man named Charlie. Despite clearly not being over his feelings for her, Strange attended the wedding, only to have to swoop away for his superhero antics.
But that was far from the last that would be seen of Palmer. On a trip to Earth-838, Strange came into contact with a Variant of Christine Palmer who was working at the Illuminati headquarters for the Baxter Foundation. Following Wanda’s slaughter of the superhero team, Palmer accompanied the Avenging sorcerer and America Chavez on their quest to the Book of Vishanti.
McAdams even got to get in on the action this time around as she fought off the Souls of the Damned to protect Doctor Strange while he was dream-walking. All of this made for a very different role for Christine Palmer from her first go-around in the Marvel universe, but it seems her role was almost even bigger.
In a recent interview with IndieWire, Christine Palmer actress Rachel McAdams explained how Marvel Studios misled her about her role in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.
McAdams explained that, despite only appearing as two Variants, she was originally told there would be “three different versions.” The actress was also promised that Christine would be “a completely different person with… different life experience” this time around: