With the release of Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, it was a pretty safe bet that the new character of America Chavez would start popping up all over the place and sure enough, Disney Parks official twitter account let everyone know that “The doorway to the multiverse is open…” with images of America Chavez and Scarlet Witch at Avengers Campus.
— Disney Parks (@DisneyParks) May 6, 2022
While Wanda has been a part of the MCU for years, the movie marks the debut of Xochitl Gomez and the character was introduced by the good Doctor himself here. Doc even does a quaint little magic trick on her behalf.
— LaughingPlace.com (@laughing_place) May 6, 2022
Back in February, a Marvel-produced introduction to the America Chavez character hit YouTube to introduce moviegoers and park attendees to the new character, which has never seen strong comic book sales. The video, which includes her two lesbian mothers and her own lesbian romance with a fellow female superhero named Alloy, is intended to overcome her lack of popularity.
Over at Breitbart, they report that Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige has spoken out about the lesbian Latina heroine of Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, saying it was important that the movie include the sexuality of the 14-year-old character, whose name is “America Chavez.”
“It’s important, as we always say, that these films present the world as it is, and the world outside your window, as they used to say in publishing,” Feige said of portraying the character’s sexuality, according to a report from ComicBook.com.
“That aspect of America’s character is from the comics. We always wanted to adapt them as well and as truthfully as we can. “Being truthful to that and showcasing that, and that’s not what the movie is about, but it is an important part of the character she becomes in the comics. We wanted to touch upon that.”
Meanwhile, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness is facing potential bans in both China and in Saudi Arabia and other Middle Eastern countries over a brief scene in which America Chavez alludes to the fact that she has two mothers. So far, the bans have not impacted the box office in a meaningful way.