Doctor Strange 2 Merch Recreates America Chavez’s Classic Artwork
Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness t-shirts celebrate America Chavez’s debut in the Marvel Cinematic Universe by honoring her comic counterpart.
New t-shirts that honor America Chavez’s comic book origins have been released, just in time for the long-awaited premiere of Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.
Retailing for $27.99 on SuperHeroStuff, the new merchandise recreates classic illustrations of the superhero from the comic books, including the iconic pose given to him by artist Jamie McKelvie in his variant cover of America #1. Both designs pay homage to Chavez’s powers by highlighting the very form that allows the teenager to travel between alternate realities. The Spanish phrase “juego terminado” is also inscribed on the women’s “America Chavez Sketchy Stars” T-shirt, reminding fans that it will indeed be “game over” if they dare cross paths with the young hero.
Portrayed by actor Xochitl Gomez, Chavez will make his live-action debut in the latest installment of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. Chavez will also be one of the few openly gay characters in the MCU, which unfortunately caused the new film to be banned in countries like Egypt, Kuwait, and Saudi Arabia, which continue to criminalize same-sex relationships.
“It’s certainly not unique to America Chavez, but I’ve always felt that our superhero fiction should, in a very fundamental way, reflect our own reality,” said Joe Casey, one of the co-creators. de Chavez, discussing the superhero’s sexual orientation. and ethnic. “Unlike the Marvel Universe that was originally seen in the comic books of the early 1960s, our current reality is multicultural. Thus, more recently created Marvel characters like America Chavez and Miles Morales and Kamala Khan do not reflect not just the world of 2022, they seem to have connected to a section of the fandom that somehow identifies strongly with them.”
Directed by Sam Raimi, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness takes place after Spider-Man: No Way Home as Doctor Strange and his allies travel across the multiverse to face a new villain who threatens to break down the walls separating the plethora of alternate realities.
Joining Cumberbatch and Gomez are Elizabeth Olsen as Wanda Maximoff/Scarlet Witch, Benedict Wong as Wong, Chiwetel Ejiofor as Karl Mordo, Michael Stuhlbarg as Nicodemus West, and Rachel McAdams as Christine Palmer.
Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness hits theaters on May 6.
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