Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness introduced moviegoing audiences to a number of new Marvel Cinematic Universe staples. The largest, arguably, was the introduction of the multiverse to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but another standout was America Chavez, played by Xochitl Gomez, who is capable of punching star-shaped holes in the multiverse.
Before staring in Multiverse of Madness, Gomez had only appeared in one other major production, and is already one of Marvels top rising stars, along with a number of other young actors, including Hailee Steinfelds Kate Bishop, Florence Pughs Yelena Belova, and Iman Vellanis Kamala Khan? What does it feel like to be a part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe at a young age, especially when its influence is so vast and profound?
One of the greatest pleasures of being a superhero in a Marvel film, sure to be particularly special for a youngster like Gomez, is seeing your own face on merchandise, something that must be shocking for a youngster like Gomez. Marvel heroes have their faces on everything from water bottles to pillows to children's toys, and one of the most ubiquitous items of merchandise is always the action figures.
Gomez revealed how special having an America Chavez action figure is to her, as one of her favorite parts of becoming a superhero: America.
"I carry my little mini America everywhere I go, just because I'm proud to have it." And when Richie Palmer was opening his computer, I was like, Oh, my gosh, no way. Is it your action figure? And he's like, Oh, yeah. It's like, I don't know, I've never seen anything like it before."
As she disclosed to Collider, audiences have no clue when they'll see America Chavez on screen again, nor does Gomez, but the knowledge that America has had such an impact on the young actress is truly heartwarming, especially now that she has surpassed the fame afforded by starring in a Marvel film.
Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness is now available on Disney+.