The cast of Ms. Marvel seems to grow on a daily basis, and today is no different. Actor Laith Nakli, recently revealed to have a role in the Disney+ series himself, posted a handful of images to his Instagram in celebration of wrapping his portion of the show. One such image contained the masked face of Alysia Reiner, who appears to have joined the cast in an undisclosed role. The caption on Nakli’s post confirmed the addition to the series:
“And that’s a wrap for Ms. Marvel what an experience. Just when I thought it couldn’t get better it did when Alysia Reiner joined the cast. 16 years of friendship and working together. Thank you Sana Amanat and bad ass directors Bilall Fallah, Adil El Arbi, Meera Menon, and the incredible cast!! Can’t wait for the world to see this show. Also can’t wait to see you New York !!”
Reiner is best known for her work on the hit Netflix series Orange is the New Black. She portrayed Natalie “Fig” Figueroa, a dastardly prison warden, for seven seasons of the show’s run. Her history of success with villainous characters hints that she could have boarded Ms. Marvel in a similar capacity. Very little is known about the antagonists of the Marvel Studios production, so it seems anything could be possible on that front. It was reported in 2019 that Ms. Marvel was casting for The Inventor, and while that character is traditionally male, it’s entirely possible that there is some gender-bending at play.