Xochitl Gomez Joins Benedict Cumberbatch For ‘Doctor Strange 2’

But who is the Netflix star playing in the sequel?

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Xochitl Gomez has joined the cast of Benedict Cumberbatch’s Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness which starts production soon.

Benedict Cumberbatch’s Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness has added a young up-and-coming star from Netflix’s The Babysitter’s Club, Xochitl Gomez in a mysterious role for the sequel. In recent news, Cumberbatch will shoot his scenes for Spider-Man 3 before he starts work on his second solo film as the Sorcerer Supreme. But after Deadline announced the news that Gomez has joined the sequel, fans had one incredible idea as to who she’ll play.

Fans on Twitter praised the casting and many theorized that Xochitl Gomez will play America Chavez in the Benedict Cumberbatch sequel. For those not familiar with Chavez, alongside the usual flight and super-strength abilities, she can punch holes in between realities which lets her travel across the multiverse. Given the film will heavily deal with alternate universes and magic, it seems like a fair assumption that Xochitl Gomez could wind up bring the hero to the big screen. And with the recent casting of Ms. Marvel, America Chavez’s inclusion could signify that the Young Avengers are on the horizon.

What do you make of the casting news for the Doctor Strange sequel? Do you think Xochitl Gomez is playing America Chavez or someone entirely different? Sound-off in the comments below!

Details on Doctor Strange in The Multiverse of Madness are currently limited, though it is said to feature horror elements. Furthermore, the Disney Plus mini-series WandaVision will also serve as the lead-in to the sequel. Scott Derrickson is still attached to the film as an executive producer, with Sam Raimi set to direct from a script written by Michael Waldron. The sequel will star Benedict Cumberbatch, Benedict Wong, and Elizabeth Olsen.

Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness will be released on March 25th, 2022. Stay tuned for all the latest news on the Benedict Cumberbatch sequel and Xochitl Gomez and be sure to subscribe to Heroic Hollywood’s YouTube channel for more original video content!

Source: Deadline

Eammon Jacobs

Eammon Jacobs

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