It's no secret that America Chavez was originally supposed to appear in Spider-Man: No Way Home although there were speculations that the young superhero was only set to show up in a cameo. However, new details about America's role in the Marvel Cinematic Universe flick have been revealed and it turns out she was supposed to play an important role in the sequel!
There was a time when Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness was supposed to premiere ahead of the third Spider-Man film but schedules shifted and so did the storylines. This meant that America Chavez was slated to debut in Doctor Strange 2 before helping other heroes out in Spider-Man: No Way Home. However, the stories have been shuffled so America's role in the Sony film was given to a different character.
But what was America Chavez supposed to be doing in Spider-Man: No Way Home? According to The Hollywood Reporter, the young hero was originally set to be Doctor Strange's apprentice who helps Peter Parker out. However, the role was rewritten to fit Ned Leeds, who is played by Jake Batalon in the film.
It's not a huge stretch to see America helping Peter and his friends. After all, her main power is that she could travel through dimensions by punching possible doorways. With that in mind, America would have been a perfect fit for No Way Home.
It's a little disappointing to know that America Chavez could have been a huge help to Peter Parker in Spider-Man: No Way Home. Nevertheless, we're glad that the teenager will still be appearing in the MCU later this year. With that in mind, we can't wait to see America in action this May.
Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness stars Benedict Cumberbatch, Elizabeth Olsen, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Benedict Wong, Michael Stuhlbarg, and Rachel McAdams. Xochitl Gomez will debut as America Chavez in the movie, which hits theaters on May 6, 2022.