Xochitl Gomez Cast in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness

Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness has added its first new cast member. Deadline is reporting that Xochitl Gomez will have an undisclosed role in the Doctor Strange sequel.

Gomez is best known for her leading role in Netflix’s The Baby-Sitter’s Club. She has also appeared in Roped and Shadow Wolves.

Given Gomez’s age, there aren’t many characters in Doctor Strange’s comic canon that she would be an obvious pick for. However, she does have more than a passing resemblance to Emily Bright. In Marvel’s Strange Academy comic, Emily is a young sorceress in a new school for the magically gifted. This is just speculation, as Gomez could have an entirely different role. Regardless, Emily’s got our vote for Gomez’s character.

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Benedict Cumberbatch will reprise his role as Stephen Strange in the next Spider-Man movie before filming his sequel. Benedict Wong and Chiwetel Ejiofor are also likely to return, but not officially announced. Elizabeth Olsen will also appear as the Scarlet Witch, since WandaVision will feature some links to Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.

Sam Raimi will helm the Doctor Strange sequel, since Scott Derrickson stepped down from the director’s chair earlier this year. It will also be Raimi’s first superhero film since the original Spider-Man trilogy.

Who do you think Xochitl Gomez will play in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness? Share your theories below!

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