See Benedict Cumberbatch Meet Xochitl Gomez’s America Chavez In Doctor Strange 2

By Jacqueline Lindenberg | 2 months ago

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As the date nears the big release of Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, more details and photos are also being shown to fans. A new image that has just been revealed shows two of the main characters in the upcoming film meeting, possibly for the first time. One of the characters that will be portrayed in the movie is America Chavez. The movie will be the character’s debut on the big screen. And now, fans have been given a first look at the character meeting Benedict Cumberbatch as Doctor Strange. 

The new still shows the character of America Chavez, played by Xochitl Gomez, in a clear cube cell, as Benedict Cumberbatch’s Doctor Strange looks in from another holding cube next to the hero. It will be interesting to see how the two characters interact with each other in the film.

First things first, who is America Chavez, and why is the character having such a huge role in the Doctor Strange 2 movie? America Chavez isn’t exactly a Marvel character that has been around for decades. Rather, Chavez is a newer character that was first introduced to the Marvel comics world back in 2011. Her powers are very specific, and in the comics, range from superhuman strength and the power of flight. However, the upcoming movie will focus on the character’s interdimensional abilities. Check out this first meeting with her and Benedict Cumberbatch.

According to Comic Book, Richie Palmer, the producer of the film, discussed American Chavez in an interview with D23 Magazine. In the talk, Palmer gave details as to why Chavez was a good choice to be added into the film and her importance in working alongside Benedict Cumberbatch’s Doctor Strange. “This felt like the right place to do it, because ‘Multiverse’ is in the title and her powers specifically have to do with the Multiverse,” Palmer explained. One of her powers is something very unique and would be an added quality to the Marvel film. Palmer gave added details about America Chavez’s powers, stating, “…her powers being that she can punch open doorways to other universes.”

According to Screen Rant, America Chavez is a Marvel character that has been in the talks to be introduced to the MCU for a while. But now, her debut has finally come. It seems that due to her powers, America Chavez will have an extraordinary role in the film next to Benedict Cumberbatch. America Chavez has made a brief appearance before in the animated series, Marvel Rising, according to Collider. The character was voiced by Cierra Ramirez. There is a long list of characters and heroes that will be portrayed in the film, and fans surely will not be disappointed. 

It is always exciting to have new characters enter the MCU, and band together. As time goes by, more stills and images probably will be released so fans can have a better understanding of the role America Chavez will have alongside Benedict Cumberbatch’s Doctor Strange. A nickname for America Chavez is Miss America, which we might also see portrayed in the film. Chavez’s powers seem to be an important key to understanding the multiverse. We luckily don’t have to wait much longer, since the film’s release date is set to be May 6th.