If Marvel is looking to bring America Chavez into the MCU, Brooklyn Nine-Nine‘s Stephanie Beatriz has now made her interest in the part known. There has yet to be any indication that Chaves, also known as Miss America, is currently being developed for a live-action debut, but that has not stopped her from being one of the most requested female heroes for the Marvel Cinematic Universe to introduce. She would add another ultra-powerful female hero to the MCU lineup, but also further diversify the superhero landscape in a way that’s yet to be done on the big screen.
Not only she is a female hero, she is also a Latina. While that in and of itself is something that has been lacking in the MCU, Chavez is also openly a lesbian – a character choice no major blockbuster has touched. Introducing a gay, Latina female hero would continue the effort for these movies to better represent the current world, and now one of the stars of Brooklyn Nine-Nine has begun campaigning for the role.
Stephanie Beatriz, who plays Rose Diaz in Brooklyn Nine-Nine, gave her thoughts on Twitter on who the next female superhero should be by proclaiming her interest in playing the role of America Chavez. Not only that, but she wants this part to be written by Gabby Rivera, the current writer on Miss America’s solo comic.
Even though America Chavez has not had a solo film announced or even her possible inclusion in future projects teased, it is easy to see how she can fit in with the ever expanding MCU. In the comics, she is currently a member of The Ultimates alongside the likes of Black Panther and Captain Marvel – both of whom are getting solo movies over the next two years. While she is not going to pop up in Black Panther, she could be a character that debuts in Captain Marvel or one of the new ones introduced in Avengers 4.
As long as the MCU continues on, it should only be a matter of time before Chavez gets her chance to shine. Her ability to diversify the lineup is clear, and Marvel continues to push her into the public eye through the comics – something they’ve typically done to gauge interest in characters set to debut in the movies or on TV. Should Kevin Feige and the rest of Marvel Studios have a plan in place for Miss America, casting Beatriz would be a solid get because of what she stands for – as long as Brooklyn Nine-Nine commitments don’t get in the way. That said, Jane The Virgin star Gina Rodriguez is also campaigning for the role, so Beatriz already has some competition.
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