BRAVE NEW WORLD Rumor Reveals What Marvel Studios Has Planned For The Serpent Society

Captain America: Brave New World is set to undergo extensive reshoots later this year and, if recent rumours are to be believed, Marvel Studios plans to completely cut out the Serpent Society.

So far, at least two members of the group have been spotted filming, including Rosa Salazar (Alita: Battle Angel) and Seth Rollins (WWE’s current World Heavyweight Champion). To leave them on the cutting room floor seems extreme and we can only theorise that something about the Society’s inclusion in the movie wasn’t working.

Now, scooper @CanWeGetToast claims to have learned what Marvel Studios originally had planned for the villains. 

It’s said the Serpent Society consisted of Diamondback, Constrictor, Rattler, Asp, and Cobra, with all of them boasting segmented tattoos which would spread apart to reveal cybernetic enhancements. This bit is a little vague, but the leaker reveals that, together, they’d have made the “Serpent.”

Diamondback could shoot projectiles from her fingers, Rattler had sonic boom powers, Constrictor unleashed charged coils from his arms, Asp had fire fists, and Cobra could spit acid from his fangs.

Was the whole thing too silly or just one lot of villains too many in a movie that also includes Red Hulk and The Leader?

Time will tell, but in other MCU news, Daniel Richtman reports that Marvel Studios is looking for new characters to replace them. Captain America: Brave New World also isn’t the only upcoming release scheduled for reshoots as Deadpool & Wolverine will squeeze some in this May. 

“[I’m] really excited. I had a great time filming it,” Tim Blake Nelson recently told us about his return as The Leader. “And [I] worked with the Marvel team and this wonderful makeup artist named David Atherton with whom I’ve collaborated on a dozen movies now.”

“I think people are going to be pretty excited about what this guy looks like. And what he has to say and what he does,” he teased. “All power to the amazing team over there at Marvel.”

Assuming they all make the cut, Captain America: Brave New World stars Anthony Mackie, Harrison Ford, Danny Ramirez, Carl Lumbly, Tim Blake Nelson, Shira Haas, Liv Tyler, and WWE Superstar Seth Rollins.

Julius Onah helms the movie from a screenplay by Malcolm Spellman and Dalan Musson, though the director is believed to have also taken a pass at it. Matthew Orton, meanwhile, has written new scenes for the reshoots which are taking place later this year.

Captain America: Brave New World arrives in theaters on February 14, 2025.