Discover alternate versions of Clea in concept art for Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness and learn details about a possible alternate ending for the film
The art behind Clea
The Marvel Cinematic Universe has once again given us a glimpse into the creative process behind Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. Through conceptual art pieceswe’ve witnessed multiple versions of Clea, some of which are downright disturbing.
This art, revealed in The Art of Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madnessshows us the sorceress with an outfit worthy of a Disney princess, while other outfits make her more like Salem from RWBY. Jana Schirmer, a visual development artist, commented on his work: “I did so many versions of the character. For half a year, I was just doing this! I really took a lot of inspiration from the look of him in the comic, which has a lot to do with those circles. “I also thought about adding natural elements, like crystals to his vest.” A curious detail is that one of the designs shows the character as a black woman with white hair, evoking the Marvel Comics character, Storm, and another has an air very similar to that of Scarlet Witch.
The sorceress is not the only one which has had alternative designs shared with the public. The same thing happened recently with Scarlet Witch and Mister Fantastico. Specifically, Wanda Maximoff’s designs gave her a crown of flesh.
A plot twist and an alternative ending
Beyond the art, Michael Waldron, the film’s writer, revealed that Scarlet Witch was originally going to be a heroine until the end. “We knew we wanted Wanda to be in the movie. Originally, it was a version where Wanda turned evil at the end. But we changed that idea. It was always thought that this would happen in an Avengers movie. My perspective was, ‘Why let another movie have the best villain?’” Waldron shared.
Waldron also discussed a alternative ending involving the Master of the Mystic Arts and his doppelgänger, Sinister Strange. According to the film’s audio commentary, “Strange gets trapped in that universe… and then (Sinister Strange) turns around and opens his third eye.”
What does the future hold?
As for Strange’s future film appearances, rumor has it that the 3rd installment will adapt the Time is Running Out plot. However, neither Marvel Studios nor Disney have confirmed this. What is certain is that fans can enjoy the multiverse of madness streaming on Disney+.
Delving into the dark dimension
Clea is a character who, although he may be unknown to some, has a rich history and deep connection with Strange. Originally from the Dark Dimension, this sorceress has royal roots, being the niece of Dormammuone of the most powerful and iconic villains faced by the sorcerer in the comics.
His relationship with Stephen Strange is not merely adversarial. In fact, Clea and Strange have shared a complicated but intense romantic relationship over the years. Both masters of the mystical arts, their bond transcends the merely loving, as together they have faced multiple threats, both from their home dimension and from the main Marvel universe.
Clea’s design and style They have evolved over time. From his first appearances, his clothing and appearance reflected the trends of the time, but always with an ethereal and mystical touch, which underlines his non-earthly nature. The interpretations of different artists have added various elements to its design, such as the circles that Jana Schirmer mentioned, alluding to her look in the comics.
Furthermore, his magical ability is on par, if not surpassing, that of Doctor Stephen. Trained in the Dark Dimension and later under the tutelage of Strange, Clea has established herself as one of the most powerful magicians in the Marvel universe. Her mastery of the spell and mystical energy makes her a valuable ally and, at times, a formidable adversary. The possibility of exploring more about Clea in future installments of the Marvel cinematic universe opens up a range of narrative and visual possibilities that will undoubtedly delight fans.