There’s a new character in the MCU and Charlize Theron wants you to know about it.
The Oscar winner posted two photos on social media today that quickly show her in Clea’s makeup and costume. The character has a post-credits scene at Disney and Marvel’s Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. Check out Benedict Cumberbatch’s main character’s new love interest below.
Interviewed for Deadline’s hero nation podcast last week, screenwriter Michael Waldron talked about the character and the actress.
“First of all, Charlize Theron, shit!” he said. “We always knew we wanted to introduce Clea, who in the comics is, you could say, Doctor Strange’s great love, but in many ways she is his formidable equal as a sorceress. Her backstory is fascinating; she is the niece of Dormammu, the giant floating head from the first movie.”
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Waldron added: “[Doctor Strange and Clea] she has a lot of great adventures in comics, and we knew we wanted to introduce her. But it seemed like we had to close the book, to some extent, on his love affair with Christine Palmer – Rachel McAdams’ character – and then Doctor Strange listens to that wisdom from Christine to face his fears and be open to the idea of loving somebody
“And then Clea comes along, and I guess we’ll see what happens next between the two of them,” he joked.
Here’s Theron’s Instagram post, simply titled “Meet Clea.”