How Charlize Theron’s Clea Sets Up Doctor Strange 3

With an 86 per cent audience score on rotten tomatoes and almost two weeks after release MCU’s Doctor Strange in The Multiverse of madness is a great success. The Benedict Cumberbatch and Elizabeth Olsen-starrer have been loved by fans and critics. One scene that has caught the eyes of the fans is in the end during a credit scene. Surprised Strange is taken to the dark dimension by a mysterious character played by Charlize Theron. Charlize was quick to confirm on her Instagram, a post of the character with the caption ‘Meet Clea’.

Clea and Stephen from Doctor Strange 2
Clea seen for the first time in MCU in Doctor Strange 2

Clea in the future Doctor Strange

Cleo a fictional comic character and Doctor Strange
Stephen from Doctor Strange and Cleo a fictional character from comic.

In an interview with Vanity Fair, screenwriter Michael Waldron revealed,

“I think we cast Charlize before we even knew exactly what we were going to do. Then we settled on our ending of the third eye-opening, the bill coming due for Strange, and you get your Sleepaway Camp-Esque ending—the oh-my-God ending,”

In the comics, Clea has been seen as Strange’s pupil. She later converts to his love interest. This makes actual sense as Strange’s earlier love interest Christine Palmer is married to someone else in the universe. Clea’s entry to the MCU suggests a certain love affair between the two.

 

Talking about Clea’s future in the piece Michael stated:

“I was thrilled to introduce her as Clea. Clea has been Strange’s counterpart in the comics for a long time. She’s an amazing sorcerer. She’s also his great love; she’s his wife at one point. We had to conclude his story with Christine Palmer—Rachel McAdams’s character—first, and at the end of that Strange walks away with this wisdom. He’s been able to face his fears and not be afraid to love somebody or let somebody love him. I think that’s the perfect place for him to be mental to finally meet Clea, who’s gonna be a really important figure in his life moving forward.”

Clea is a character with purple makeup, eagle eyes. Fans have recognised this Marvel character by her purple costume. 

 

Clea’s sudden presence in the MCU can be a start to a new era for Stephen. fans are anticipating another challenge for Doctor Strange after fighting the illuminates. Stephen before Clea’s sudden presence has gone through a massive shift. Stephen has grown a third eye as a symbol of his achievement and deeper insights. This could also be a possible outcome of using the cursed book of spells. Possibly Strange’s devotion to Clea could finally spell his Doom. 

Clea is surely a big part of doctor strange 3, this could also be a sign of MCU entering a new era. Clea will be shown as a character having magic powers at par and could surprise the audience with her mystical proportions.

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