Benedict Wong Defends Doctor Strange 2’s Xochitl Gomez Against Internet Trolls

Benedict Wong Defends Physician Unusual 2’s Xochitl Gomez Towards Web Trolls

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Actor Benedict Wong has spoken out in assist of Xochitl Gomez, his 16-year-old Physician Unusual within the Multiverse co-star who has been the main target of web trolls’ rage for her portraying America Chavez–a homosexual character within the MCU. Talking with AsiaOne, Wong got here to her protection.

“It isn’t okay. It isn’t okay,” stated Wong. “We have now to all collectively perceive that… She auditioned aged 13, and she or he joined us aged 14, one of many youngest actors, to affix the MCU of a movie of that magnitude. You already know, she’s only a younger lady taking part in her position and full reward for that.”

Wong added that web trolls “are cowards to not really put their face [out there], and they need to really feel a deep disgrace of what they’re doing. Let’s simply play good.”

Not too long ago, the movie made headlines when Disney refused to chop “LGBTQ references” for Saudi Arabia censors–which, in late April, brought on the movie to be denied a distribution certificates within the nation. It isn’t recognized how prominently America Chavez will function within the movie total.

Physician Unusual within the Multiverse of Insanity is barely the second Physician Unusual film, and has the longest hole in MCU historical past for six years between movies. Former Spider-Man director Sam Raimi directs a script written by Michael Waldron (Loki, Rick and Morty).

Physician Unusual within the Multiverse of Insanity opens in theaters on Might 6. You possibly can try our curated round-up of the opinions so far–including GameSpot’s personal review–over right here.

Wong has performed the sorcerer Wong for the reason that unique “Physician Unusual” in 2016. He went on to reprise the character in a number of MCU movies, together with the latest record-breaking “Spider-Man: No Means Residence.”


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