There’s a new character in the MCU, and Charlize Theron wants you to know about it.
The Oscar-winning actress posted two photos on social media today that give a glimpse of her in Clea’s makeup and costume. The character has a post-credits scene in Disney and Marvel’s Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. Take a look at the new love interest of main character Benedict Cumberbatch below.
Interviewed for Deadline’s nation of heroes podcast last week, screenwriter Michael Waldron talked about the character — and the actress.
“First of all – Charlize Theron, holy shit!” he said. “We always knew we wanted to introduce Clea, who in the comics is, you might say, Doctor Strange’s great love but really in many ways his formidable equal as a wizard herself. Its history is fascinating; she is the niece of Dormammu, the giant floating head from the first film.
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Waldron added:[Doctor Strange and Clea] have a lot of great comic book adventures, and we knew we wanted to showcase it. But it felt like we had to close the book, to some extent, on his love affair with Christine Palmer – Rachel McAdams’ character – and so Doctor Strange hears this wisdom from Christine to face his fears and be open to the idea of loving someone.
“And then comes Clea, and I guess we’ll see what happens next between the two of them,” he teased.
Here’s Theron’s Instagram post, simply captioned “Meet Clea.”