Are any Marvel fans around here? Recently happened Disney’s D23 Expo 2022 revealed most of its film lineup for the coming years. There is a handful of Marvel movies coming up your way, including the most awaited, and maybe most intriguing and controversial — Captain America: New World Order. We may have slipped the controversial, we’ll let you know why. Proceed reading below as we are to discuss the film, its casts, and the controversies about them.
Captain America: New World Order
We’ll start this with the timeline of when the film enters the Marvel Cinematic Universe. If you watched The Falcon and The Winter Soldier, you’re on the right track. This fourth Captain America film follows the Disney+ series where Sam Wilson took the responsibility of becoming the next Captain America. The series happens after the plot of the Avengers: Endgame. You may watch The Falcon and The Winter Soldier on Disney+!
- Now we meet the fourth installment of the Captain America films. Marvel announced that the film arrives in theaters in May 2024. Captain America: New World is directed by Julius Onah with the productions of Marvel Studios, while Dalan Musson and Malcolm Spellman penned the script. This would follow the newest ‘Cap’ in Sam Wilson, portrayed by Anthony Mackie, aka The Falcon in the earlier Avengers films.
- The upcoming film joins Phase 5 of the cinematic universe. Alongside Anthony Mackie, the cast presented during the D23 Expo includes Tim Blake Nelson as The Leader, and Carl Lumbly as Isaiah Bradley. Meanwhile, Shira Haas makes her MCU debut as superhero Sabra, and Danny Ramirez portrays The Falcon. While we were on the subject of the casting, a controversy aired some negative comments from the public and the fans.
We mentioned a controversy earlier and this involves the newest female superhero in the MCU, Sabra. The character, Israeli heroine, Sabra was first seen in the Hulk comics many years ago and now debuts in 2024.
- You might start asking what is the problem with Sabra’s character. It receives a lot of criticism because apparently, the character’s name sounds offensive considering the Sabra and Shatila Massacre back in 1982. The unfortunate event where the Israeli forces took away 3,500 lives of Palestinian and Lebanese citizens.
Marvel announcing Sabra as a new character when she’s a Mossad and isr**l propaganda character just one week before the 40th commemoration of the Sabra and Shatila massacre is just… sickening
— Aya 𓂆 آية (@jimzawiya) September 11, 2022
- There are few netizens who commented about Marvel using the name Sabra as it meant Jews who were born in the region. Additionally, the Hulk comics where the female character appeared was released in 1980, a year or two prior to the massacre.
Something I never thought I'd tweet, but Marvel calling an Israeli superhero "Sabra" is because Jews born in the region have been referred to as "Sabras" (a local fruit, prickly on the outside, soft on the inside) since the 30s. It's not referencing the Sabra & Shatila massacre. pic.twitter.com/gryr7UIj03
— Daniel Sugarman (@Daniel_Sugarman) September 12, 2022
- As we have been going around social media, specifically Twitter, there are more fans who are displeased with this decision. Also, there were a few netizens bringing up the film’s title as it’s similar to the anti-semitic conspiracy theory, New World Order. What makes this controversial is that the villain, the returning character after 14 years, Nelson is Jewish.
A JEWISH ACTOR….AS THE VILLIAN…FOR A MOVIE NAMED AFTER AN ANTISEMETIC CONSPIRACY THEORY…. https://t.co/caNOmdL4iL
— Clover ✡️ #SANSSWEEP (@CLOVERTOWN3) September 10, 2022
never asking for anything again because how did jewish people asking for better representation become sabra, who was created to be israeli propaganda being in the mcu and the villain of a movie that has the same name as an antisemitic conspiracy being played by a jewish actor
— zi ✡︎ (@oofouchoww) September 10, 2022
Other Marvel films
Since we’re on the Marvel page, we’ll list the upcoming projects of the famous cinematic universe. Check it out below!
- Fantastic Four (film)
- Captain America: New World Order (film)
- Thunderbolts (film)
- Ironheart (series)
- Werewolf by Night (series)
- Secret Invasion (series)
- Daredevil: Born Again (series)
- Black Panther: Wakanda Forever
- Any-Man and the Wasp Quantumania
- The Marvels
- Armor Wars
That’s it for now, readers! Let us hear your thoughts below.