‘Doctor Strange 2’ Will Bring America Chavez Into The MCU

Xochitl Gomez Confirmed To Play Miss America

When newcomer Xochitl Gomez was cast in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, comic book fans’ ears immediately perked up. With all of the alternate-dimension weirdness going on, not only in this film but across the MCU, could Gomez be playing America Chavez aka Miss America, a character with dimension-hopping powers of her own?

During Disney’s mega investor conference a couple of days ago, Marvel’s Kevin Feige confirmed the rumors were true. Gomez will be taking on the role of America Chavez in Doctor Strange 2.

This is a pretty big deal, and she brings a lot to a film that already has ties to WandaVision, Spider-Man 3, and the Loki series. Chavez is a lesbian woman born in a dimension separate from our own. It’s where she gained her powers of super-strength, speed, flight, and the ability to literally kick or punch open portals to new dimensions. When her home dimension is destroyed, she escaped into the Multiverse and found her way here.

As Miss America, she eventually became part of the Young Avengers, a team that Marvel is clearly building up to with characters Kate Bishop, Loki, Cassie Lang, and possibly more running around the MCU.

Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness opens March 25th 2022 and will star Benedict Cumberbatch, Rachel McAdams, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Benedict Wong, and Elizabeth Olsen. Sam Raimi will direct.



Travis Hopson has been reviewing movies before he even knew there was such a thing. Having grown up on a combination of bad '80s movies, pro wrestling, comic books, and hip-hop, Travis is uniquely positioned to geek out on just about everything under the sun. A vampire who walks during the day and refuses to sleep, Travis is the co-creator and lead writer for Punch Drunk Critics. He is also a contributor to Good Morning Washington, WBAL Morning News, and WETA Around Town. In the five minutes a day he's not working, Travis is also a voice actor, podcaster, and Twitch gamer. Travis is a voting member of the Critics Choice Association (CCA), Washington DC Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA), and Late Night programmer for the Lakefront Film Festival.