As of this Friday, May 6, ‘Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness’ is already available only in theaters, a sequel to that origin film headed by Benedict Cumberbatch in the skin of a sorcerer, who this time is very well accompanied. Elizabeth Olsen in the skin of Scarlet Witch and Xochitl Gomez as America Chavez co-star in the film along with Benedict Wong and Rachel McAdams, interpreters who once again play the Sorcerer Supreme and Dr. Christine Palmer.
This great team sustains the intense multiversal plot that extends over 2 hours and 7 minutes, a trip after which the credits arrive. Marvel Studios, as always, is then ready to play with its fans, launching two “baits” of what is to come. Well, in the case of ‘Doctor Strange 2’ rather one, because the second post-credits scene, the one at the end of that mention of the entire team; it is rather an insubstantial joke. Nothing to do with the bombshell released by the Marvel Cinematic Universe with the introduction of a new character between the end of the first animated credits and the rest.
* We explain in detail the post-credits scenes of ‘Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness’, if you haven’t seen the movie yet, don’t keep reading!
In the second post-credits scene of ‘Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness’, the one that is released at the end of the credits, we again see the character played by Bruce Campbell, a pizza ball vendor who continues to punch himself like consequence of the spell that Doctor Strange cast on him, when he visited his universe at the hands of America. Said character, whose face is completely bruised after being dominated by the enchantment for a long time, finally breaks free and shouts “it’s over!” to the audience.
The grace of this scene is not so much the joke and double meaning of Campbell’s words, but simply their inclusion. And it is that in a nod to his followers, Sam Raimi, director of the film, has decided to count on this actor again to make a cameo in his film. It’s a long tradition the two share, which is why Campbell has two cameo appearances in Raimi’s ‘Spider-Man’ trilogy.
Despite this nod to the director’s fans, this scene is far from the bombshell that Marvel launches in the first, the one that can be seen just after the first credits. In it, the studio presents us with a new signing: Charlize Theron joins the UCM in the skin of, what character?
Theron appears by means of magic and dressed in a suit in violet tones, so that connoisseurs of the comic world quickly identify her character. This happens when Doctor Strange walks calmly, at peace with that third eye as a result of using the Darkhold to stop Scarlet Witch. Suddenly this spectacular woman crosses his path. “Doctor Strange?” Stephen responds by asking if he can be of help, something to which the stranger replies: “You caused a raid [consecuencia del choque de dos universos] And we’re going to fix it, unless you’re scared.”
The brief preview concludes with the two jumping through the portal into a dimension reminiscent of the one where Strange faced Dormammu. Fear? “Not the least bit,” Cumberbatch’s hero says just before taking a step toward that crack opened by… Clea.
This is the name of the sorceress played by Theron, Strange’s romantic interest in the comics created by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko. This female character is a powerful sorceress from the Dark Dimension, a corner that, indeed, Strange has already visited to stop Dormammu in the first film. Also, not only does Clea belong to said dimension, but it turns out that she is Dormammu’s niece… And then also Strange’s girlfriend and finally wife? Yes, she gives the matter for multiversal family comedy.
Clea’s abilities include superhuman strength, casting lightning bolts, teleportation, telekinesis, levitation, and thought transmission and mind control of others; all this, of course, apart from the fact that she can cast spells and summon entities or objects of power that exist in other dimensions. As she is half Faltine (being born of pure magic), she is also believed to be able to generate her own mystical energy, like her mother Umar and Dormammu, which she would harness to fuel her own magic. There is nothing. Of course if you sign Theron it is to give him a great character, and Marvel has done the same. We will see how her story unfolds in the movies and when she makes her appearance again in this Phase 4.