In Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, Xochitl Gomez plays America Chavez for the first time. In which Marvel movie or series will we see her again?
Yes Doctor Strange 2 shines the spotlight on Wanda, Sam Raimi’s film introduces an all-new character to the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU): Miss America, whose real name is America Chavez. She is played by actress Xochitl Gomez — her first major film role.
Her role in the feature film is ambivalent: she is both the main issue and a very unobtrusive protagonist, all while attracting empathy and curiosity. Capable of creating rifts in the multiverse, his potential as an MCU character is palpable. What can become of Xochitl Gomez in the next Marvel movies?
A solo film on America Chavez?
Lorigin story of America Chavez is introduced at top speed, in Doctor Strange 2. We meet her while she is already collaborating with a variant of Doctor Strange, while she does not fully master her power; and we discover his first trip in space-time via a flashback.
For most of the film, America Chavez’s main role is to be under the lust of Wanda. She must constantly flee, under the protection of other heroes — Strange and Wong. Victim of her own power, it is only at the end of the film that she manages to understand her own gift, thanks to the relationship of trust and mentorship established with Stephen Strange. It is ultimately America, and her alone, who manages to defeat Wanda by removing her from the influence of the Darkhold. The young heroine finally ends the feature film in the Kamar-Taj, as a disciple, to learn to control her gifts.
Although Sam Raimi’s film has yet to show it fully, America Chavez’s power could be significant in the MCU, especially as the actress manages to draw sympathy in lines of dialogue. But on a narrative level, everything is still to imagine: she is the only character in the entire MCU to not have a variant and her ability to travel from one universe to another offers is not a usual ability. A single-player adventure would offer another superheroic approach.
The MCU has made an offbeat choice compared to the comics: in Doctor Strange 2, America Chavez appears much younger in than most Marvel narrative arches. In fact, in the film, we only glimpse her abilities, before she (normally) becomes a leader. Anyway, no solo film dedicated to America Chavez seems, unfortunately, in the boxes of Marvel to date, the program being completed at least until the end of 2023.
Miss America in Young Avengers
The most likely, at this point, is to see America Chavez again in other MCU movies or series that involve parallel worlds — like the next one. Ant Manentitled Quantumania and which will involve Kang the conqueror, passed in our universe since the opening of the multiverse.
Another possibility directs the eyes the possibility of a movie young avengerswhose existence is a persistent rumor given the number of young characters introduced to the MCU since Phase 4. The next Marvel series, on Disney+, will be Ms Marvel, a high school girl. Wanda Vision introduced Wiccan and Speed, the children of Wanda and Vision. Although she is older, a heroine like Kate Bishop (Hawkeye) could also be part of the team.