Xochitl Gomez will officially make his Marvel Cinematic Universe debut during the events of Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, and she’s already getting advice from the franchise’s biggest hitters. In the latest issue of D23 Magazine (via The Direct), Gomez said Elizabeth Olsen gave her some of the most important advice she’s heard to date: to make sure you give Marvel its input into both the story and the role.
As Olsen said, according to Gomez, Marvel is every bit as collaborative of a studio as they come and wanted Gomez to realize that.
“She told me that Marvel really meant it when they said they wanted your input. She said I should never be shy about sharing an idea with them or giving them my feedback,” said the actor at the magazine. “I’m glad she told me because it gave me more confidence to put in my two cents whenever I had something useful to add. I’m just happy to say that Lizzie Olsen gave me advice!”
Gomez added that she’s a big fan of her co-star, “I watched her every move. I loved watching her get ready for scenes because she’s such an amazing actress. And she’s so cool and friendly; I really like her.”
Not much has been revealed about Gomez’s future in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and she has yet to attend the film’s press tour. At the red carpet premiere for Shang Chi last year, however, she expressed her excitement about joining Hollywood’s beloved franchise.
“Well, I can’t say too much – especially since Kevin [Feige] is like there,” Gomez joked. “But what I can say is that I’m very excited for the movie. [Doctor Strange 2] coming out, and I’m really excited for people to see my work on screen. I mean, I really put so much work into it and I’m really, really, so proud of it. And I just can’t wait for it to come out. I’m just excited to be here, number one! And I’m such a big fan of Marvel in general, so being here is like…I’m shaking just being here and being invited, ah!”
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