According to Variety, The Hollywood Reporter and a few other publications that joined the chorus, Israeli actress Shira Haas is going to become a part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, in the next Captain America film. Haas will play Sabra, a little-known character who first appeared in Marvel comics in 1980. She is the super-heroine avatar of Ruth Bat-Seraph, a former superhuman agent for the Mossad who sometimes challenges other superhuman Marvel characters such as the Hulk and the X-Men.
Captain America: New World Order which has an anticipated release date sometime in 2024 will also star Anthony Mackie and Tim Blake Nelson.
Haas won an Independent Spirit Award for her role as Esther Shapiro in the series adaptation of Deborah Feldman's autobiographical book Unorthodox: The Scandalous Rejection of My Hasidic Roots.
In the midst of the worldwide pandemic, MIME's own E. Nina Rothe got to interview Haas for LA magazine Flaunt. She found the actress kind and insightful and completely unafraid to share her vulnerability and life history. What Haas will make of Sabra, whose name and costume can be problematic to Arabs in the Region, remains to be seen. But what we know is that the diminutive actress will bring her own brand of cool to the part.