'Jane The Virgin' Star Gina Rodriguez As America Chavez; Stars Who Should Play The LGBT Superhero
"Jane the Virgin" actress, Gina Rodriguez expressed her interest on the first Latina LGBTQ superhero in the MCU. If things will push through, she might suit up as America Chavez. Read on for more details.
Geeks of Color exclusively reported that Rodriguez attended the SXSW panel for “Hacking the Script: Disrupting Diversity in Hollywood” panel. She and other TV actresses were part of the said event where they talked about diversity in the industry.
Rodriguez shared that she have been waiting for a diverse female character in the MCU. When asked on which heroine, she mentioned America Chavez. She added that if Marvel wanted to work on the project, she would be glad to take part in the auditions.
Who Is America Chavez?
America Chavez adopted the nickname "Miss America" as a superhero. Before that, she and her two mothers lived in an alternative universe called Utopian Parallel. Marvel's Wikia page noted that her parents sacrificed themselves when their home was on the verge of destruction. America then received some of their powers through the Demiurge.
Some of America's powers include "self-propelled flight, superhuman speed, superhuman strength, invulnerability, and inter dimensional travel." Created by Joe Casey and Nick Dragotta, she first appeared in "Teen Brigades," before having her own series in "America #1."
Based on her official description, America Chavez is known for being a queer Marvel superhero. She had a relation with her fellow Teen Brigades member, Ultimate Nullifier. However, later issues clarified that it was only an "experiment" on America's part. She went on dates with Lisa, a medical technician.
Other Stars Who Should Play The LGBT Character
The Mary Sue formulated their own list of possible actresses who can take on the role. The first choice is "East Lost High" actress, Andrea Sixtos. Her character in the Hulu show and America share several similarities, including their ethnicity and sexual preferences.
Both Herizen Guardiola and Shyrley Rodriguez starred in Netflix's "The Get Down." The outlet lauded the two actresses for their raw performances. Capping off the list are singer Becky G. from "Power Rangers" and former "Glee" star, Naya Rivera.