The new exclusive image of Charlize Theron’s Clea and Benedict Cumberbatch‘s Doctor Strange from Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness is revealed. The image gives a close look at Charlize Theron’s Clea, who appears in the post-credits of the film. See the image below.
Who Is Charlize Theron’s Clea In MCU?
In the Marvel database: Clea was born to Prince Orini (son of Olnar, the former ruler of the Dark Dimension) and the Faltine fugitive Umar (sister of the Dreadful Dormammu). Clea’s birth was very traumatic to Umar and the experience scarred her, even more, when she learned she had lost the ability to revert to her Faltinian form. She abandoned Clea with Orini and became violent, picking a conflict with her brother. In her weakened state, however, she was defeated by Dormammu and banished to another realm.
First introduced in 1964’s Strange Tales #126, Clea is a Faltine, an extra-dimensional being created from magic, who hails from the Dark Dimension. It’s where she meets Doctor Strange after he arrives there to defeat Dormammu. Clea has immense power, including superhuman strength and the ability to create energy bolts. She also has telekinesis and is a telepath who is capable of controlling other people’s minds. Clea, like Doctor Strange, has mastered her ability to use magic and can even create illusions to trick people into believing something isn’t there.
Clea has been able to animate beings and conjure things from nothing. What’s perhaps most interesting is that Clea is capable of copying Doctor Strange’s powers, replicating whatever spells he manages to cast. In magical abilities alone, she rivals Doctor Strange and extra-dimensional beings. After allying with Doctor Strange in the Dark Dimension, the pair eventually become romantic, with Clea moving to New York for a while to train with the sorcerer. She ultimately marries Doctor Strange, but at one point Clea returns to the Dark Dimension to become the Sorceress Supreme of the domain after banishing her father from the dimension and taking the throne in his place. While she has typically maintained her domain in the Dark Dimension, Clea became the Sorcerer Supreme of Earth-616 after the death of Doctor Strange.
Doctor Strange 2 is directed by Sam Raimi and stars Benedict Cumberbatch as Stephen Strange/Doctor Strange, Elizabeth Olsen as Wanda Maximoff/Scarlet Witch, Chiwetel Ejiofor as Karl Mordo/Baron Mordo, Benedict Wong as Wong, Xochitl Gomez as America Chavez, with Michael Stuhlbarg as Nicodemus West, and Rachel McAdams as Christine Palmer.
Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness is now running in theaters.