Last week, Marvel Studios cast Xochitl Gomez in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. Gomez, recently getting her big break on Netflix's The Baby-Sitters Club, was quickly fan cast as America Chavez — especially after casting breakdowns have surfaced suggesting the studio was looking for a young teen for the role. As you might expect from the larger Marvel Cinematic Universe, it was but a matter of time before fans unleashed their pieces of fan art of the actor in the fan-favorite role.
The best look yet comes from popular Instagrammer @ApexForm, using a still from The Baby-Sitters Club and combining it with some Doctor Strange vibes to come up with the perfect piece of fan art for America Chavez fans. See it for yourself below.
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@_xochitl.gomez as America Chavez🇺🇲 _____ Doctor Strange 2 recently cast @babysittersclub actress in the film. But who could she be playing? I have a strong feeling she'll be playing Miss America and after this render i think this is perfect casting. What do you think? #yayornay👍👎 #xochitlgomez #americachavez #missamerica #doctorstrange #benedictcumberbatch #marvelstudios #marvel #comics #fanart #bepositive #alwaysapex
As with anything else under the Marvel umbrella, plot details to Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness are being kept under lock and key. Outside of a switch in directors from Scott Derrickson to Sam Raimi, little has been revealed about the highly-anticipated Doctor Strange follow-up.
There had even been speculation if Derrickson was still attached, the film could be close to a horror feature. Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige himself peeled back the speculation a bit, saying it may have scary moments — but it isn't a flat-out horror flick.
"I mean, there are horrifying sequences in Raiders that I as a little kid would [cover my eyes] when their faces melted. Or Temple of Doom, of course, or Gremlins, or Poltergeist," Feige said. "These are the movies that invented the PG-13 rating, by the way. They were PG and then they were like, 'We need another [rating].' But that's fun. It's fun to be scared in that way, and not a horrific, torturous way, but a way that is legitimately scary — because Scott Derrickson is quite good at that — but scary in the service of an exhilarating emotion."
Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness is currently set for release on March 25, 2022.
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