It’s been one week since the release of Marvel’s “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness” in theaters, and if you haven’t seen it yet, here’s your warning that a spoiler is about to be revealed.
Actress Charlize Theron filmed a secret role for the film, one that establishes her as a future player in the MCU, and she has released some photos of her as that character on her Instagram.
She plays Clea, who appears in a mid-credit scene walking up to Doctor Strange on the streets of New York City. He doesn’t appear to know her but she knows him and says, “”You caused an incursion, and we’re going to fix it.”
They then step into a portal, leading into whatever Strange’s next adventure will be.
The character of Clea was created by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko, and she made her comics debut in 1964.
Clea is connected to the race of the interdimensional beings known as the Faltine via her mother Umar. Umar also happens to be the sister of the Dormammu, the big bad from the first “Doctor Strange” movie. This makes Clea the niece of Dormammu.
Despite that, she is also a love interest of Doctor Strange, and in the comics, the two eventually marry.
So Clea’s arrival in the Marvel Cinematic Universe opens up a wealth of stories for the next Doctor Strange movie to follow. Plus Theron is such a great actress, I can’t wait to see what she brings to the role in a full appearance and not just a credit scene.
In addition to the above photo of Clea and Strange together, Theron posted a close-up of the facial make-up for the character:
The Oscar-winning Theron will next appear in the Netflix film “The School for Good and Evil,” directed by Paul Feig and costarring Kerry Washington, Michelle Yeoh, Ben Kingsley, Rachel Bloom, and Laurence Fishburne. She is also reprising her role as the villain Cipher for the third time in “Fast X,” the next installment of the “Fast and Furious” film series.