While Marvel might be home to some pretty kickass heroes like Spider-Man and Tony Stark, the women of the MCU are not to be counted out like Elektra, Black Widow and Storm to name a few. A current fan favorite of the comic universe is America Chavez, who made her debut in Vengence #1 back in 2011. Chavez, who is better known to some under her hero alias of Miss America, is a gay latina who was raised by her mothers in an alternate reality called Utopian Parallel. When she was six years old, their world was threatened by destruction and her mothers’ sacrificed themselves in order to save everyone else. America eventually ran away from home and traveled across different realities, even fighting with both The Teen Brigade and The A-Force for a while.
There is currently no announced plans to develop a live-action movie for Chavez, but one celebrity, in particular, is already throwing her name out into the ring: Stephanie Beatriz.
Beatriz, who came out as bisexual last year, stars as Detective Rosa Diaz on the widely popular FOX show Brooklyn-Nine Nine, a comedy about cops working in a Brooklyn precinct. Born in Argentina to a Columbian father and a Bolivian mother, the actress took to her twitter to announce not only her interest in the role, but also exactly who she would want to write it.
Considering the fact that Gabby Rivera is the current writer on the Miss America solo comic, and is a fellow latina, it only makes sense that she’d be behind her writing it as she knows the character best. Gabby even saw the tweet and replied:
While the America from the comics is written as a teenager, aging someone up has never been a problem in movies before and there’s even a reality where an adult America Chavez is not only a member of S.H.I.E.L.D., but also dons the iconic costume of Captain America.
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