Way back in March of this year, Marvel finally, finally bestowed the ultimate gift upon its Latino fans by announcing that superhero America Chavez would get a series of her own. Today, news about Chavez has reached peak glory with a new update from the studio: next year the queer Latina superhero is hitting the big screen. And we cannot wait.
Chavez will make her animated feature film debut in “Marvel Rising: Secret Warriors.”
As the first queer Latina character in the Marvel universe, Chavez became a fan favorite amongst Latino readers of the franchise when she was introduced in 2011. She joined the Young Avengers back in 2013 and has been busting gender and ethnicity stereotypes across the franchise ever since.
In the new film, we’ll see her fighting alongside Marvel’s newest generation of superheroes.
And you can bet the upcoming film will be packed with a ton of a girl power. Up-and-coming superheroes like Ms. Marvel, Spider-Gwen and Squirrel Girl, and Quake are also set to star in the film. In an interview with Buzzfeed, Marvel’s director of content, Sana Amanat explained that “I think it’s incredibly important that we tell young women and young girls that they have this incredible power within themselves, and that they have heroes out there [who] … they can look up to, especially in these times.”
Chavez’s character will be voiced by Freeform veteran Cierra Ramirez who has starred on shows such as “The Fosters” and “The Secret Life of the American Teenager.”
Excitement over Chavez’s movie debut is all over Twitter.
wait is america chavez actually gonna make it to television? holy shit
— aneesa. (@greasrs) December 7, 2017
Honestly, we can hardly contain our own selves, because this news has been a REAL long time coming.
Fans are already gushing over the possibility of Chavez’s potential love interests.
is it too soon to say,,,, let quake and america chavez date?
— leo, the disaster (@jemmagently) December 8, 2017
Because let’s be honest, seeing a Quake/ America Chavez lip-locking would be so cool!
Seriously. Things are getting pretty emotional out there.
Cierra es America Chávez, lloré https://t.co/jadGSqmyd0
— bisexual rosa diaz (@powerfierro) December 7, 2017
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So much girl power on one screen is giving everyone all of the “can’t even” feels.
america chavez, spider gwen, kamala khan, quake and carol danvers in the same animated movie? pic.twitter.com/5dCYWGiLDY
— infinity warrior kai (@evanstns) December 7, 2017
On the show’s substantial number of female characters, Amanat also said that she thinks “it’s incredibly important that we tell young women and young girls that they have this incredible power within themselves, and that they have heroes out there [who] … they can look up to, especially in these times.”
Here’s to Marvel’s new generation of kickass superheroines and the women in the studios making this happen!