‘Doctor Strange 2’ Perfectly Sets Up MCU’s America Chavez
There was a lot to enjoy about the tremendously crafted sequel to 2016’s Doctor Strange, but perhaps the most overlooked is how flawless it introduced one new hero to the future of the franchise; as we discuss how Doctor Strange 2 perfectly sets up the MCU’s America Chavez.
Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness remains one of the most hyped films in the history of the Marvel CIenmatic Universe; garnering nearly unreal expectations and excitement from fans who saw the film as the perfect playground for Marvel to delve into the unimaginable.
It was set to be the bookend of the multiversal narrative that had been a constant for the MCU’s Phase Four, it had represented the return of Sam Raimi to the genre of comic book film that he had helped create, and it saw the return of the beloved Wanda MAximoff.
All of this while firmly and swiftly introducing what is easily the first true horror film in the history of the marvel Universe that undoubtedly refused to pull any punches in the horrific imagery and tonal narratives that it presented to audiences
But with all of the fantastic things that were done by filmmaking genius Sam Raimi, there was one massively important aspect of the film that may be incredibly easy for fans to overlook; that is that Doctor STrange 2 perfectly set up the MCU’s America Chavez.
She remains a Marvel comic book character that has the tendency to be either hit or miss with readers, with some Marvel comic fans adoring her, and others not caring tremendously one way or the other.
But what Sam Raimi and Micale Waldron were able to do with America Chavez in Multiverse of Madness was perfectly set up a character that is widely adored by MCU Fans thus far, and set the foundation for a future in which she is massively important.
When the credits roll, Chavez is a young student training with sorcerers by Wong and Doctor Strange, and she is a young hero who has seemingly finally found a home, but with a host of mystery’s still in her past.
The MCU can push her forward to become a pivotal member of the Marvel Universe, or they can have her seek answers to the unknown happenings of her childhood; either way, how Waldron set the character up is the perfect jumping-off point for her own MCU project or her vitality to a Young Avengers story.