The multiverse-shattering America Chavez has been a beloved Marvel character for years, and Xochitl Gomez was an instantaneous hit (pun 100% meant) when she introduced America to the large display in Physician Unusual within the Multiverse of Insanity. Now, Gomez shares her hopes for America Chavez, her aspirations as a director, her present initiatives, and extra.
I spoke with Gomez on the pink carpet finally week’s BoxLunch Vacation Gala, the place Simu Liu honored Feeding America with a $200,000 donation. BoxLunch, a retailer promoting geek-friendly licensed merchandise, donates a portion of every sale to individuals experiencing meals insecurity, whereas Feeding America runs a nationwide community of meals banks.
Xochitl Gomez on sci-fi thriller Ursa Main and directing music movies
“I’ve a undertaking developing subsequent yr known as Ursa Main,” Gomez mentioned. Ursa Main will star Mary Elizabeth Winstead and Gomez as a mom and daughter on the run from hunters on a terraformed planet. “It’s directed by the Baker Brothers,” Gomez mentioned, “and I’m terribly excited. I can not anticipate it to return out. It’s a survivalist sci-fi thriller, and it’s going to be actually enjoyable to shoot as a result of [the Baker brothers are] so collaborative. They know I wish to direct sometime, in order that they’re more than pleased to point out me some ideas and methods.”
Gomez has already began directing her personal initiatives, together with the music video for GiaNina Paolantonio’s “Runner Up.”
“I wish to be behind the digicam,” Gomez defined. “I particularly need extra Latina ladies behind the digicam and within the decision-making room. I say it on a regular basis, however actions converse louder than phrases, so doing it’s the way you do it.”
America Chavez’s journey within the Marvel Cinematic Universe
Regardless of the secrecy surrounding Phases 5 and 6 of the MCU, Gomez was capable of share a bit about the place America Chavez is now. “Once we left off, she was at Kamar-Taj with Wong, which is a good spot for her, since she wants a spot to name dwelling,” Gomez mentioned. “However we’ve obtained the multiverse developing quickly, so I’ve obtained my fingers crossed. America Chavez, multiverse … they appear to go collectively!” Gomez laughed as she referred to America’s potential to punch portals into different universes, making her one of many solely Marvel characters capable of freely journey the multiverse.
Nonetheless, Gomez can’t say something sure about America’s future. “I’ve a sense, however who is aware of,” she mentioned. “I’m ready for the decision.”
Gomez on following your desires
Lastly, Gomez shared some recommendation for anybody hoping to carve out a profession for themselves within the arts. “Exit and do issues that you just’re keen about,” she mentioned. “If you wish to do one thing, do it. If there’s anybody telling you to cease, don’t take heed to them. Don’t take heed to the haters. Simply hold going.”
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