Charlize Theron is vague about her potential return as Clea in the MCU, following her brief cameo in the Doctor Strange 2 post-credits scene.
Charlize Theron is vague about her possible return as Clea in the MCU after her brief cameo in the post-credits scene of Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. In Sam Raimi’s sequel to Steven Strange’s first MCU outing, the wizard went up against Wanda Maximoff, seduced by the evil of the Darkhold and embraced her identity as Scarlett Witch. Still the MCU’s most in-depth exploration of the multiverse yet, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness not only a battle between two of the franchise’s most powerful characters, but also began to suggest just how wide-ranging the possibilities could be to introduce new heroes to the big screen through multiverse journeys.
Most prominent in the sequel were elongated cameos for members of the MCU’s Earth 838 Illuminati, consisting of Captain Carter, Captain Marvel, Black Bolt, Professor X, and Mr. fantastic. Although not only Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness established this new band of variants in the franchise, but it took it a step further by adding an additional cameo for Theron’s Clea in the film’s post-credits scene. If the MCU’s source material has anything to offer, the introduction of Clea will have important implications for the future of Doctor Strange. Clea’s connection to previous Strange nemesis Dormammu and a possible romantic plot between the two wizards suggest that an exciting sequel to Steven’s story may be in store for fans.
Despite these possibilities, Theron remains very vague as he continues talking Jimmy Kimmel Live about her possible MCU return. Alluding to both Marvel’s insistence on not giving actors a clear contract or story plans, and her own current lack of knowledge about Clea’s character, Theron keeps quiet about what could be coming for Doctor Strange.
I hope [the cameo]Isn’t, but we’ll see, yeah… I think I know, I mean unless, I’m sure they can change their mind depending on what I say about this show! [Laughs]
Marvel Embraces Shorter Contracts and Changed MCU Phase 4 Cameos
Theron’s comments highlight the fact that the MCU has drastically changed its approach to cameos during Phase 4. Phase 4 was a little less focused on the future and more on the immediate. While stars like Harry Styles and Brett Goldstein have appeared as substantial characters Eros and Hercules, and Kevin Feige verbally confirms they will return, contractual details for these future appearances are far less clear than, say, Chris Hemsworth’s first five-film contract as Thor.
In terms of the effect this has illustrated so far in Phase 4, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness introducing the Illuminati to only kill them in the next scene could probably suggest one of two things: first, Marvel might be testing the waters and gauging fans’ reactions to potential new heroes and cast members before committing fully to them. their recurring appearances. Or secondly, and somewhat more of a cause for concern, the meticulous and deliberate build-up of phases 1 through 3 has been omitted to give in more to the idea that the multiverse can freely explore and recalculate future storylines without serious or permanent consequences. for these characters. The introduction of a favorite character like Mr. Fantastic, played by John Krasinski, who was known for being a hugely popular fancast, only to brutally kill him moments later, was, though quite shocking, a disturbing illustration that the MCU is loosening up even more with the stakes against its heroes. Relying on the multiverse and variant cameos can seriously backfire. However, with the possible storylines available in the comics, it’s still highly unlikely that characters like Clea will be wasted.
Source: Jimmy Kimmel Live
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