America Chavez in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness
Image via Marvel Studios

‘Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness’ star reveals shock at being cast as America Chavez

Xochitl Gomez shares that it took her "weeks" to process the shock of finally getting the chance of joining the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

It’s hard to think of a bigger triumph for a young actor than landing a prominent role in the MCU. Kevin Feige runs a very steady ship and is surrounded by some of the most experienced creatives in the industry, so landing this job guarantees you’ll make your name in Hollywood, you’re all-but-certain to get further paydays for future appearances as your character, and will come out the other end of it as a bona fide star.

Recommended Videos

All of this means you can expect to hear Xochitl Gomez’s name a lot over the next few years. She’s about to make her MCU debut as America Chavez in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness and has already hinted that there might be big plans for her in future movies.

Now, in a new interview with Marvel.com, Gomez revealed what it’s like to get the news that you’re now a part of the MCU.

“Once I logged on, Stella was on the phone with [casting director] Sarah Finn. She said she had something big to tell me, and said, ‘Xochitl, welcome to the MCU! You are America Chavez.’ I was so shocked and frozen. It took me a couple weeks to process the news.”

If this version of the character follows her comic book counterpart, we might be in for some potentially controversial developments in her future. An issue of Hawkeye took a peek into a future where America Chavez (aka Miss America) had become the successor to Steve Rogers and the leader of a future Avengers team.

In the MCU that mantle has just been passed to Sam Wilson in The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, so it’s perhaps too early to talk about his replacement. Even so, I wouldn’t be surprised if a few years down the line we see Gomez proudly posing with that iconic shield.

In the meantime, you can see America Chavez in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, which hits theaters on May 6.


We Got This Covered is supported by our audience. When you purchase through links on our site, we may earn a small affiliate commission. Learn more
related content
Read Article ‘Deadpool & Wolverine’ fans are convinced they already know who Rob McElhenney is playing after cameo tease
Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney attend the FYC Red Carpet For FX's "Welcome To Wrexham" at The Television Academy on April 29, 2023 in Los Angeles, California.
Read Article ‘Deadpool & Wolverine’ already earning over $8M at the box office means it could set an insane 2024 record
Deadpool in Deadpool and Wolverine/stock photo of dollar bills
Read Article Deadpool and Wolverine’s next MCU appearance rumored to be revealed, and you’ll love it
Wade Wilson and Logan in Deadpool & Wolverine
Read Article The first piece of the MCU’s live-action ‘X-Men’ puzzle is here, and my brain just exploded
The original five X-Men
Read Article Latest Marvel News: ‘X-Men’ reboot breakthrough leaves everyone saying the same thing as OG Avenger’s comeback finally assembles
Cyclops in X-Men 97/Avengers 2012
Related Content
Read Article ‘Deadpool & Wolverine’ fans are convinced they already know who Rob McElhenney is playing after cameo tease
Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney attend the FYC Red Carpet For FX's "Welcome To Wrexham" at The Television Academy on April 29, 2023 in Los Angeles, California.
Read Article ‘Deadpool & Wolverine’ already earning over $8M at the box office means it could set an insane 2024 record
Deadpool in Deadpool and Wolverine/stock photo of dollar bills
Read Article Deadpool and Wolverine’s next MCU appearance rumored to be revealed, and you’ll love it
Wade Wilson and Logan in Deadpool & Wolverine
Read Article The first piece of the MCU’s live-action ‘X-Men’ puzzle is here, and my brain just exploded
The original five X-Men
Read Article Latest Marvel News: ‘X-Men’ reboot breakthrough leaves everyone saying the same thing as OG Avenger’s comeback finally assembles
Cyclops in X-Men 97/Avengers 2012
Author
David James
London-based writer of anything and everything. Willing to crawl over rusty nails to write about 'Metal Gear Solid' or 'Resident Evil.'