D23 has just dropped its Spring 2022 issue and it offered some updates on Marvel Studios’ upcoming sequel, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. The film will introduce the world to Xocithl Gomez‘s take on America Chavez, an interdimensional hopping teenager. Producer Richie Palmer revealed that they’ve actually been hoping to introduce the character for some time now.
America is someone we’ve been trying to get into the MCU for a long time. This felt like the best place to do it, because ‘Multiverse’ is in the title and her powers specifically have to do with the Multiverse – her powers being that she can punch open doorways to other universes. That’s something we haven’t seen in our movies, a character who can actually walk from one universe to another. That’s maddening in itself for characters such as Doctor Strange and Wong, whose jobs are to protect those barriers.Richie Palmer
The upcoming multiverse-focused storyline is the perfect gateway into the franchise. Plus, Strange and Wong realizing someone can just punch their way through realities are certainly going to bring some great banter between the three. D23’s issue also confirms that their first meeting is during the battle with Gargantos, which was teased during the first two trailers. So, she might join the fray rather early in the upcoming film. If she’s been on Marvel Studios mind for som time, it does make you wonder what the future has in store for her.