Dr. Strange in the multiverse of madness it’s not just about Stephen Strange and his personal problems – Sam Raimi’s film also introduces a whole new superhero to Marvel’s cinematic universe: star-studded America Chavez.
Who is America Chavez? How did it come about? Read the story of Marvel Comics behind a girl who can drill holes in space.
[Ed. note: This post contains spoilers for Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.]
America’s Chavez, played by young actress Xochitl Gomez, attracts Dr. Strange’s attention because of her ability to create portals between the dimensions of the multiverse, manifesting huge star shapes in the air that she can kick or punch to smash open doors.
For a film adaptation that works with a superpower of high concept and a highly conceptual story of origin, The multiverse of madness‘s version of America is surprisingly accurate compared to her incarnation at Marvel Comics – without a bit of confidence and experience. But according to Gomez, it was intentional.
“You can definitely see the initial stages of what the future of America could become,” the actress told Marvel.com. “I took the things that were in the comics, and somehow made them easier since she’s less experienced. She’s younger than all of her famous comic book appearances, and I think you can see that. It was a fun challenge to explore what America could be younger and less experienced, but also to hint at the serious leader he would soon become. I wanted to keep that kid’s energy and a little bit of that false confidence. “
The multiverse of madness it only gives an insight into the American domestic dimension and her moms, before her powers first manifested and she accidentally threw herself and her family into different universes. But for clues as to where America has been and where it is going, we can’t look beyond comics.
Who is America Chavez at Marvel Comics?
Although it was created by Joe Casey and Nick Dragotta for 2011 Revenge # 1, the American background, her cult power of hitting stars and her lesbian identity would not be listed until 2013. Young Avengerscreated by Kieron Gillen and Jamie McKelvie.
In an edition drawn by Christian Ward, Ward and Gillen found that America originated in a dimension called the Utopian Parallel, where her parents were lesbian couple-co-rulers of the utopian paradise universe. Struggling that there were no problems to solve or heroic deeds to be performed, America used its multiverse powers to illuminate the place where its super powers and flying abilities were actually needed. Because great power comes with multiverse responsibility.
America has appeared in numerous comics over the years, some better than others. But a list of her greatest hits would probably be her team books: Young Avengers (2013), Ultimate (2015), i Avengers from the West Coast (2018). Recently, the entire American background has been transformed into a much more secular one, but with Doctor Strange and the multiverse of madness if she embarks on the Utopian Parallels route, the bet is quite certain that her comics will return in that direction in time.
And it was bullshit and stupid anyway.
Oh, too! America has the code name of a superhero – Mrs. America – but rarely uses it.
Does Marvel have any more plans for Chavez America?
At this time, Marvel Studios has not announced any further plans to use America Chavez in the upcoming Disney Plus series or movie. But in the classic MCU style, Dr. Strange in the multiverse of madness he neatly places America in place for his next adventure: He learns how to control his portal powers in Kamar-Taj, and has a few moms to find and save somewhere in the multiverse.