How was America Chavez replaced In NWH? As Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness approaches, Marvel fans are preparing for the next major MCU crossover event, which will feature characters like Wanda Maximoff and America Chavez. As a follow-up to 2021’s NWH, Marvel Studios is releasing this film as its next theatrical release.
After Doctor Strange 2, No Way Home was supposed to open the Multiverse for the first time, but it was pushed back. Marvel was forced to make major changes to No Way Home’s story after the two films swapped places in the MCU timeline so that it could still feature the Multiversal villains and heroes that drove its narrative.
Most notable was the removal of America Chavez, who was originally supposed to appear alongside the web-slinger after being introduced to Master of the Mystic Arts. According to recent reports, her inclusion in the film and the Multiversal madness she would have brought would have been fascinating.
Details about America Chavez’s unrealized role in Marvel Studios’ Spider-Man: No Way Home were revealed in a report about Doctor Strange 2 from The Hollywood Reporter.
When No Way Home was in development, Chavez was slated to play the role of the sorcerer’s apprentice, assisting Peter Parker and the rest of the Spider-Men to connect the Multiverse and join the MCU alongside Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield. Due to the MCU release schedule shift, the writers Erik Sommers and Chris McKenna replaced America Chavez from NWH in Multiverse of Madness in order to keep her MCU introduction intact for Doctor Strange 2.
It was decided that Ned, Peter Parker’s best friend, would be a suitable replacement for the magical role and that Maguire and Garfield would be introduced to Maguire Garfield through their sling ring, rather than through their true Multiversal powers. It gave Ned a larger role in the movie and eliminated an additional major superhero from an already overcrowded cast of superheroes.
America Chavez is Marvel’s most connected character to the Multiverse. Doctor Strange 2 will put her in the middle of a battle to save humanity’s fabric, which will be translated into the MCU by her Multiverse-jumping abilities.
Spider-Man: No Way Home planned to include characters from alternate universes, so Chavez would have seemed to be a natural choice for that film’s cast. However, Ned was cast in the role of Doctor Strange’s apprentice instead, which could hint at what’s to come for her in her actual debut.
Even though both films had to alter their plots, No Way Home became a worldwide phenomenon, and Doctor Strange 2 is expected to do the same when it premieres. It’s exciting to think about what Xochitl Gomez could have done if she’d gotten a chance to appear with Spider-Man in the MCU.