In a new interview, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness writer Michael Waldron has teased what the future may hold for the Master of the Mystic Arts & a certain character he encounters in the film.

We realize Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness has been out for a few weeks at this stage, but just in case some of you haven't had a chance to see it yet, we're still being careful about spoiling certain plot points!

In the sequel's mid-credits scene, Charlize Theron made her MCU debut as Clea. The character only makes a brief appearance and isn't actually named, but after convincing the Master of the Mystic Arts (Benedict Cumberbatch) to accompany her to the Dark Dimension in order to fix an Incursion he caused, it seems clear that Marvel Studios has big plans in place for the niece of the Dread Dormammu.

Now, screenwriter Michael Waldron has teased what's in store for Clea during an interview with

"We were really excited to introduce Clea," said the writer. "Getting Charlize Theron to play that character, holy crap! In the comics, Clea is Doctor Strange’s great love so to speak. The alternate Christine Palmer, as she says goodbye to our Doctor Strange, tells him to face his fears, to be willing to love someone else and to face that fear connecting with someone else."

"It felt like the perfect time to finally introduce this very pivotal character in Doctor Strange's canon," Waldron continued. "Strange went to the Multiverse and tampered with it as much as you probably possibly could. I don’t think it’s any surprise per the rules that Reed [Richards] laid out that he caused an Incursion. So now there’s an oncoming collision of universes. But what does that mean for the MCU? We’ll find out. But we've got a semi-corrupted Doctor Strange and Clea on the case! So it's going to be a lot of fun."

So, nothing too substantial, though it is interesting that he mentions a "semi-corrupted" Doctor Strange. Fans were left a little confused about the hero's status after the whole eye opening up in the forehead thing, but it sounds like the former Sorcerer Supreme will indeed be taking on some darker, possibly even villainous traits for his next adventure.

What did you guys make of Clea's introduction? Did you feel it was a little rushed, or did it serve its purpose? Drop us a comment down below.

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