Captain America 4 Casts Alita: Battle Angel Star in Key Role

Alita: Battle Angel
Credit: 20th Century Fox

Alita: Battle Angel
Credit: 20th Century Fox

Filming is currently underway for the upcoming MCU film Captain America: New World Order and a lot of set photos have emerged online which reveal several key details such as Sam Wilson and Joaquin Torres' costumes and the casting of WWE superstar Seth Rollins.

So far, Marvel Studios remains mum regarding the plot details of the film except that it will be Sam Wilson's first solo adventure as Captain America and it will bring back some of the characters from The Incredible Hulk.

Rosa Salazar is Joining Captain America: New World Order

Alita: Battle Angel
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Credit: 20th Century Fox

In one of the set photos that surfaced online, fans noticed an actress who is identified to be playing Serpent Society member Diamondback and there has been a lot of curiosity about her identity as the images were not clear enough to identify her.

Now, a report from Murphy's Multiverse has claimed that the actress is Alita: Battle Angel star Rosa Salazar. Several online scoopers online have also supported it such as @MyTimeToShineH, who added that Diamondback is the leader of the Serpent Society in the film.

So far, neither Marvel Studios nor Salazar's representatives have confirmed her casting in Captain America: New World Order, but the set photos have proven enough that she is part of the film.

Besides Alita: Battle Angel, Salazar is also known for starring in the Amazon animated series Undone and the Netflix series Brand New Cherry Flavor. She also starred in films such as Bird Box and Marcel the Shell with Shoes On.

It is certainly exciting to see that Salazar is going to be part of the film since she is a talented actress and it is curious to see how her contribution will fare well, especially in a role like Diamondback.

Who is Diamondback?

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In the comics, Diamondback (aka Rachel Leighton) is depicted as a villain in the Captain America lore who made her debut in Captain America #310 on October 1985.

The character is always portrayed as a member of the Serpent Society. However, she eventually had a relationship with Steve Rogers and even became a member of S.H.I.E.L.D. briefly at one point.

Given the MCU's history of the translation of comic book characters into the screen, there will definitely have some changes in the adaptation and we can pretty much say that she won't have any interaction with Steve Rogers.

An easy guess is that Diamondback will serve as one of the main villains in the film given her association with the Serpent Society. We should be able to find out more details about it soon enough.

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Captain America: New World Order is slated to release in theaters on May 3, 2024. You can check more details about it here.

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