MCU Superhero Debuting in Doctor Strange 2 Could Have Appeared in Spider-Man: No Way Home – IGN
New concept art for Spider-Man: No Way Home shows that Marvel hero America Chavez was seemingly being considered for the movie.
Also known as Miss America, Chavez is set to appear in the upcoming Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. But it looks as though she was originally due to appear alongside Peter Parker in Spider-Man: No Way Home – a new image shows the character holding what appears to be a magic tome, surrounded by charcaters from the Spider-Man movies, and amid some out-of-control bumper cars.
The concept art comes from Maciej Kuciara who (per Screenrant) posted the image on Twitter before deleting it shortly afterwards. As you can see below, that image made it beyond the artist’s page before it was removed:
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It’s unclear whether this appearance would actually have been America Chavez’s film debut when the concept art was drawn up. After all, the Marvel slate has seen numerous reshuffles as a result of the pandemic. Notably, the upcoming Doctor Strange sequel was supposed to be released before Spider-Man: No Way Home.
Because of this, it’s just as likely that Miss America still would have debuted in Doctor Strange 2, albeit before her originally planned appearance in No Way Home, with her scenes potentially removed from the recent Spider-Man film because of the reshuffle.
According to Marvel boss Kevin Feige, the multiverse will be a recurring theme in the Marvel Cinematic Universe moving forward. Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness will further explore the connections between the different Marvel universes, seemingly directly as a result of events in No Way Home.
It was recently reported that Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness is undergoing significant reshoots with director Sam Raimi. Meanwhile, Spider-Man: No Way Home is now Sony’s highest-grossing film of all time and has earned $668 million at the US box office so far, with an impressive four weeks at the top of the domestic charts.
After a fresh set of delays to the MCU slate, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness debuts in theaters on May 6, 2022.
Ryan Leston is an entertainment journalist and film critic for IGN. You can follow him on Twitter.