Charlize Theron shares first images of her MCU character Clea and fans are ‘thrilled’

In Marvel comics, Clea is ‘great love of Doctor Strange’ but also his ‘formidable equal as a sorcerer’

Peony Hirwani
Wednesday 11 May 2022 06:37
Comments

‘Not even remotely close’: Charlize Theron reveals people have been pronouncing her name incorrectly

Charlize Theron has shared the first images of her Marvel Cinematic Universe character Clea.

On Wednesday 11 May, the 46-year-old actor shared two photos on social media platforms that give a quick look at her in Clea’s makeup and costume.

Theron captioned the post: “Meet Clea.”

The Mad Max: Fury Road actor’s character has a post-credits scene in Disney and Marvel’s Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.

In an interview with Deadline’s Hero Nation podcast last week, screenwriter Michael Waldron talked about Theron’s character.

“First off – Charlize Theron, holy s***!” he said. “We always knew we wanted to introduce Clea, who in the comics is, you could say, the great love of Doctor Strange but really in a lot of ways his formidable equal as a sorcerer herself.

“Her backstory is fascinating; she’s the niece of Dormammu, the giant floating head from the first movie.”

He added: “[Doctor Strange and Clea] have a lot of great adventures in the comics, and we knew we wanted to introduce her. But it felt like we had to close the book, to some extent, on his love story with Christine Palmer – the Rachel McAdams character – and so Doctor Strange hears that wisdom from Christine to face his fears and be open to the idea of loving someone.”

“And then along comes Clea, and I guess we’ll see what happens next between the two of them,” he said.

Many MCU fans are thrilled about Theron’s character.

“Of all the surprise castings for one of my favorite characters in the comics, Charlize is the biggest one yet,” one fan wrote.

Another person added: “Perfect casting.”

Register for free to continue reading

Registration is a free and easy way to support our truly independent journalism

By registering, you will also enjoy limited access to Premium articles, exclusive newsletters, commenting, and virtual events with our leading journalists

Please enter a valid email
Please enter a valid email
Must be at least 6 characters, include an upper and lower case character and a number
Must be at least 6 characters, include an upper and lower case character and a number
Must be at least 6 characters, include an upper and lower case character and a number
Please enter your first name
Special characters aren’t allowed
Please enter a name between 1 and 40 characters
Please enter your last name
Special characters aren’t allowed
Please enter a name between 1 and 40 characters
You must be over 18 years old to register
You must be over 18 years old to register
Opt-out-policy
You can opt-out at any time by signing in to your account to manage your preferences. Each email has a link to unsubscribe.

By clicking ‘Create my account’ you confirm that your data has been entered correctly and you have read and agree to our Terms of use, Cookie policy and Privacy notice.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy policy and Terms of service apply.

Already have an account? sign in

By clicking ‘Register’ you confirm that your data has been entered correctly and you have read and agree to our Terms of use, Cookie policy and Privacy notice.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy policy and Terms of service apply.

Register for free to continue reading

Registration is a free and easy way to support our truly independent journalism

By registering, you will also enjoy limited access to Premium articles, exclusive newsletters, commenting, and virtual events with our leading journalists

Already have an account? sign in

By clicking ‘Register’ you confirm that your data has been entered correctly and you have read and agree to our Terms of use, Cookie policy and Privacy notice.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy policy and Terms of service apply.

Join our new commenting forum

Join thought-provoking conversations, follow other Independent readers and see their replies

Comments

Thank you for registering

Please refresh the page or navigate to another page on the site to be automatically logged inPlease refresh your browser to be logged in