Xochitl Gomez is a star on the rise. The actress debuted as the dimension-hopping hero America Chavez in this year’s Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, and it seems likely that Marvel Studios has even bigger plans for her future. In both the comics and on the big screen, her character has the ability to punch her way across Marvel’s never-ending plethora of universes. With the Marvel Cinematic Universe in the midst of it’s Multiverse Saga, and with a Secret Wars adaptation on the way, America could end up being the piece that ties it all together. She could also play an interesting role in what the MCU has planned next.
The finale of Ms. Marvel on Disney+ pulled a shocking twist when it revealed Iman Vellani’s Kamala Khan would be the MCU’s first major mutant. Traditionally an Inhuman, the move proved Marvel Studios was not afraid to tweak origins on the road to folding former Fox properties into their timeline. Making Khan a mutant also helped simplify her somewhat messy on-screen backstory, and a similar unveiling could do the same for America Chavez, whose powers and origin are usually fairly complicated to explain. Speaking with Comic Book Movie, Gomez was asked how she felt about her character’s potential to also be a mutant in the MCU. Her response was not a denial:
Yeah, I mean I’m honestly open to anything. As long as we get to see…I think there’s so much more to her and her story that we haven’t really seen yet. I think there are lots of layers to America, and I think there are some fun things to explore. Hopefully, we get to explore the things, and yeah, I think that’s all I’m gonna say.Xochitl Gomez
The last time fans saw Chavez, she was training with Wong in Kamar Taj to become a sorcerer. If not a mutant, than perhaps the young heroine could join the ranks Doctor Strange and the Sorcerer Supreme. When asked about this alternative possibility, Gomez continued:
Yeah, you see her in Kamar Taj and she’s learning the mystic arts, which is a different form of magic than her powers. I think it’s really cool that she’s learning that, and also just being at Kamar Taj gives her some discipline and just a place to call home since, obviously, she doesn’t really have a place like that. Being there with Wong I think is a good choice and a smart decision.Xochitl Gomez
Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness is now streaming on Disney+. Whether America Chavez could turn out to be a mutant or a sorcerer remains uncertain.
Source: Comic Book Movie