America Chavez would’ve reportedly filled Ned Leeds’ sorcerer’s apprentice role in Spider-Man: No Way Home had her cameo not been cut.
Details surrounding America Chavez’s role in Spider-Man: No Way Home have reportedly been revealed. No Way Home sees Peter Parker/Spider-Man (Tom Holland) and Doctor Stephen Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch) accidentally bring characters from past Sony films and across the multiverse into the MCU, including Green Goblin (Willem Dafoe), Doc Ock (Alfred Molina), Peter # 2 (Tobey Maguire) and Peter # 3 (Andrew Garfield). The latter pair unite with Holland’s Peter thanks to MJ (Zendaya), Need Leeds (Jacob Batalon), and Doctor Strange’s sling ring.
As Doctor Strange delves deeper into Marvel Studios’ multiverse, Xochitl Gomez will make her MCU debut in Sam Raimi’s Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness when it releases in theaters on May 6. Earlier this year, a piece of concept art showing her character alongside Holland, Zendaya, and Batalon revealed that America Chavez was originally set to appear in No Way Home. Now, more information has shed light on what her role in that film would’ve been.
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According to a source with THR, America Chavez was supposed to play the sorcerer’s apprentice type role that ended up going to Ned Leeds. Initially, No Way Home was scheduled to open after Multiverse of Madness. However, once Marvel Studios and Sony shifted release dates amid the pandemic, America Chavez’s role was cut from the film.
In the comics, America Chavez has the power to open portals to other universes/realities at will. While it would’ve been interesting to see America debut in No Way Home, the film already had so much going on in terms of plot that it makes more sense that her inevitable debut will come in Multiverse of Madness. It seems that, outside of Doctor Strange’s spell, America’s role in No Way Home likely would’ve seen her bring Maguire and Garfield’s Spider-Men over to the MCU to aid Holland against their respective villains. While Multiverse of Madness’ promotional material has kept America Chavez’s powers under wraps, her star portals can briefly be seen in the film’s official trailer.
With a script written by Loki creator Michael Waldron, Multiverse of Madness will further explore the consequences of dangerous magic and known and unknown realities. Footage and promotional material have revealed multiple variants, including an evil Strange/Strange Supreme, Defender Strange, multiple Wanda(s), Patrick Stewart as Professor Charles Xavier, and possibly Marvel’s Illuminati. Suffice to say, Doctor Strange will be visiting more than a couple of alternate universes thanks to the powers of America Chavez, who, if the aforementioned No Way Home information is to be believed, was always meant to debut in Multiverse of Madness.
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Source: The Hollywood Reporter
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