‘Captain America 4’: Marvel Studios Respond To Sabra Backlash

Shira Haas is set to play Sabra in the Captain America film.

Shira Haas Sabra Captain America New World Order

Marvel Studios have issued a statement regarding the controversial inclusion of Sabra in Captain America: New World Order.

Marvel Studios revealed the cast for Captain America: New World Order during a presentation at D23 last weekend. The next Captain America film will feature the return of Carl Lumbly’s Isaiah Bradley, Danny Ramirez’s Joaquin Torres, and Tim Blake Nelson as The Leader. Marvel also announced Sabra would be introduced in the film and be played by Shira Haas.

Marvel Teases “New Approach”

Israeli actress Shira Haas joining Captain America: New World Order as Sabra received some outcry online due to the Israel and Palestine conflict. In a piece from The New York Times, Marvel Studios addressed the controversy with the following statement:

“While our characters and stories are inspired by the comics. They are always freshly imagined for the screen and today’s audience, and the filmmakers are taking a new approach with the character Sabra who was first introduced in the comics over 40 years ago.”

Here is the synopsis for Marvel’s next film, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever:

“In Marvel Studios’ ‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever,’ Queen Ramonda (Angela Bassett), Shuri (Letitia Wright), M’Baku (Winston Duke), Okoye (Danai Gurira) and the Dora Milaje (including Florence Kasumba), fight to protect their nation from intervening world powers in the wake of King T’Challa’s death. As the Wakandans strive to embrace their next chapter, the heroes must band together with the help of War Dog Nakia (Lupita Nyong’o) and Everett Ross (Martin Freeman) and forge a new path for the kingdom of Wakanda.”

Directed by Ryan Coogler from a script he co-wrote with Joe Robert Cole, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever stars Letitia Wright, Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira, Winston Duke, Florence Kasumba, Dominique Thorne, Michaela Coel, Tenoch Huerta, Martin Freeman, and Angela Bassett.

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever will hit theaters on November 11, 2022. Stay tuned for all the latest news on the future of the MCU, and subscribe to Heroic Hollywood’s YouTube channel for more original video content.

Source: The New York Times

Ryden Scarnato

Ryden Scarnato

Ryden's affection for all things DC, Marvel, and Star Wars has led him to entertainment journalism at Heroic Hollywood as a News Editor.