Shira Haas to join next ‘Captain America’ film as Israeli superhero Sabra

Actress known for ‘Unorthodox’ tapped to join the Marvel Cinematic Universe as little-known character in 2024 movie

In this June 9, 2021 photo, Shira Haas poses for a portrait in New York. (Matt Licari/Invision/AP)
In this June 9, 2021 photo, Shira Haas poses for a portrait in New York. (Matt Licari/Invision/AP)

Israeli actress Shira Haas, who gained international fame through her starring role in the hit Netflix series “Unorthodox,” will play an Israeli superhero in the next “Captain America” film, set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, according to multiple reports.

According to Variety, The Hollywood Reporter and others, Haas will play Sabra, a little-known character who first appeared in Marvel comics in 1980.

In the comics, Sabra, aka Ruth Bat-Seraph, is a former superhuman agent for the Mossad spy agency who sometimes knocks up against other superhuman characters such as the Hulk and the X-Men.

Her powers include super strength and stamina, and her costume often incorporates the Israel flag and the Star of David.

Sabra, in Hebrew “tsabar,” is the local term for the fruit of the cactus (commonly known as a prickly pear). It has long been a term for Israeli-born Jews.

Further details on Haas’s role in the upcoming 2024 film “Captain America: New World Order” are currently unknown. The movie will also star Anthony Mackie and Tim Blake Nelson.

In July, it was announced that Haas had won another leading role at the online platform for an upcoming adaptation of the graphic novel “Bodies.”

According to Deadline, Haas is set to play DC Maplewood, one of four detectives investigating the same murder across four separate time periods in London: the 1890s, 1940s, 2010s, and a post-apocalyptic 2050.

Haas found her fame when she debuted as Ruchami Weiss on the hit Israeli series “Shtisel.” She received a Best Actress nomination at the Golden Globes for her role as Esther Shapiro in the series “Unorthodox” and won an Independent Spirit Award for that role.

Last year, Haas was brought on to star as Golda Meir, Israel’s only female prime minister, in the TV series “Lioness” produced by Barbara Streisand.

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