Palestinians have condemned Marvel’s latest Israeli superheroine character, dubbing the country an “apartheid state”. Israeli actress Shira Haas will play the Israeli superhero Sabra in the forthcoming new Marvel movie. Not only is the character an agent of Israeli secret service Mossad, but her name is also a dark reminder of the gruesome 1982 massacre in the Palestinian camp of the same name.
Pakistani actor Fawad Khan, who made his Bollywood debut with Sonam Kapoor, will star in Ms. Marvel as well. Haroon Rashid, a BBC entertainment journalist, shared the news on Twitter. He said that Fawad Khan is the first Muslim superhero in Ms. Marvel. Fawad is listed on the official IMDB page for the show. As of yet, Marvel has not commented.
In a recent turn of events, Kevin Feige has announced that three new superheroes will be landing in Marvel’s Cinematic Universe. Feige revealed that it would actually be Ms Marvel, Moon Knight and She-Hulk that will show up in films, although it’s unknown whether they’ll fight alongside the Avengers in ensemble films or just as supporting players in other characters’ standalone films.