According to a trade report, actress Xosha Roquemore (Precious, The Mindy Project) has joined the growing cast of Captain America: New World Order. Roquemore’s role was not revealed in the report, but it’s possible she could be playing a member of the Serpent Society, an organization that was recently rumored to appear in the film.
Little has been officially revealed about the film, which will tell the next chapter in Sam Wilson’s (Anthony Mackie) story as Captain America. Danny Ramirez and Carl Lumbly, who debuted in the streaming series The Falcon and The Winter Soldier, will reprise their roles as member of Wilson’s support network while newcomer Shira Haas joins the MCU as Israeli hero Sabra. New World Order will also see the return of Tim Blake Nelson as Samuel Sterns and Harrison Ford stepping into the role of Thaddeus Ross, previously filled by William Hurt.
Rumors about the film’s plot have revolved around the discovery of the precious metal Adamantium on the corpse of the Celestial Tiamut and the pursuit of it by organizations around the world. Should the Serpent Society be in the film, the 38-year-old Roquemore may potentially have landed the role of Rachel Leighton. In the comics, Leighton was a member of the Serpent Society who ended up in a romantic relationship with Steve Rogers. Though Rogers’ time in the MCU is up (for now), the same scenario could unfold with Sam, putting both him and Leighton in jeopardy.
Captain America: New World Order is slated to begin production on one of the thirty-one days of March and is currently slated to land in theaters May 3rd, 2024.