America Chavez is officially confirmed to appear in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. Marvel Studios‘ upcoming sequel starring Benedict Cumberbatch‘s powerful sorcerer has been in the works for a few years now. Originally set to have Scott Derrickson return as the director, Doctor Strange 2 will now see Spider-Man‘s Sam Raimi tackle the multiverse story. This has fueled a lot of speculation about what Marvel characters both old and new could appear.
One such rumor was that America Chavez aka Miss America, an LGBTQ Latina superhero, will have a role in Doctor Strange 2. She comes from another universe in the comics, meaning she has the perfect set up to be involved in a story that is expected to deal with the multiverse unraveling. After rumors of America Chavez appearing, it was reported that Xochitl Gomez was cast in the sequel, and it didn’t take long for fans to wonder if she could be Chavez.
Thanks to Disney‘s Investor Day 2020, it is now official. Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige confirmed that Gomez will play America Chavez in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. No other details on her role in the movie have been revealed, but she is so far the only brand new character confirmed to be in the highly anticipated sequel.
The confirmation of America Chavez appearing in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness gives the sequel a fresh update. Although multiple new characters have been rumored for the sequel, none have been cast either officially or unofficially yet. The cast now consists of Cumberbatch returning as Doctor Strange, with Chiwetel Ejiofor‘s Baron Mordo and Benedict Wong‘s Wong also set to return. There was even a recent report that, contrary to previous reports, Rachel McAdams will return to play Christine Palmer in Doctor Strange 2.
America Chavez’s role in Doctor Strange 2 won’t just be a one and done appearance either. The character might only have a few years of comic history at this point, but she’s already become quite a prominent and powerful character. She has ties to the Young Avengers and a great friendship with fellow member Kate Bishop (Hailee Steinfeld). The comics also made America the leader of the Ultimates, a cosmic focused superteam that includes Captain Marvel, Monica Rambeau, and Black Panther. All of this could very well be part of America’s MCU future, with the multiverse aspect ofDoctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness potentially allowing for hints of what is to come.