The newest MCU movie Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness brought back a handful of known characters, but also introduced some new ones that will certainly have a big and long future in the biggest Cinematic Universe of all time. One of them is America Chavez, played by Xochitl Gomez.
America Chavez is a teen superhero with the ability to travel across the Multiverse, the character was created by Joe Casey and Nick Dragotta, and she debuted in Marvel Comics in September 2011, which makes her one of the newest Marvel heroes that joined the Marvel Cinematic Universe. In Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, America was hunted by Scarlet Witch while Doctor Strange tried to protect her. The movie ended with Scarlet Witch’s alleged death, and America joined the school at Kamar Taj, where Stephen Strange also learned his first lessons as the Master of the Mystic Arts.
One thing is for sure, Doctor Strange will return, the post-credit scene of the movie confirmed that, but America Chavez will return as well. When and where? No one knows. The movie’s writer recently spoke about America’s MCU future.
“I think that’s the sort of thing that that I’d like to see explored in the next chapter of America’s story. Clearly, she’s a very significant being in the universe. Whether you want to call her a Nexus Being or whatever. I think that’s all stuff that’s up for grabs as we continue to explore her story.” — Michael Waldron for Screen Rant
In an additional interview, Waldron also talked more about what’s to come for Xochitl Gomez’s character:
“Yeah, that’s definitely me collaborating with Marvel and with Sam. Really, that is as much about trying to drive America’s story in this film, as it is attempting to set up a mystery to be solved in the future. She’s somebody without a family. That’s what she’s searching for. […] And that’s what she finds—surprisingly—in our Doctor Strange and Wong. She finds a home in Kamar-Taj at the end. When it’s all said and done, it looks kind of tidy. We also set up the next chapter in the America Chavez story.” — Michael Waldron for Vanity Fair
Directed by Sam Raimi, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness now plays in theaters.