Shtisel star Shira Haas to play Israeli superheroine in new Captain America film

The Israeli actor will appear as Sabra in the forthcoming Marvel Comics Universe blockbuster


Shtisel star Shira Haas has been cast as an Israeli superheroine in the new Captain America film.

She will play the character Sabra in Captain America: New World Order, the fourth in the Captain America series, which is due for release in 2024, Variety reported.

Besides Shtisel, the Netflix series in which she played a young religious wife in Jerusalem, Haas came to wider attention in the series Unorthodox, in which she took on the role of a woman who broke away from the tight-knight Satmar Chasidic community in New York to try to fulfil her musical ambitions.

Sabra may be the first Israeli superheroine on the big screen. But Haas is not the first Israeli actor to don a superheroine’s cape. Gal Gadot achieved stardom when she took on villains as Wonder Woman.

Sabra made her first full appearance in Marvel Comics more than 40 years ago in an Incredible Hulk story in Israel, entitled “Power and Peril in the Promised Land”.

Ruth-Bat Seraph, as Sabra is in civilian life, is the Mossad’s first superhuman agent. But she gets into a scrap with the Hulk who she wrongly believes is aiding Arab terrorists.

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