Of all the things announced at D23, this one particular announcement might be the most underrated.
On top of Tim Blake Nelson reprising his role as Samuel Sterns in the upcoming Captain America sequel, New World Order, the film might also feature the appearance of one of the MCU’s first mutants.
Also announced at the panel, Shira Haas will be joining the cast. She’ll play a superhero named Sabra. While, on paper, it sounds like she’ll just be another ally for Anthony Mackie’s Captain America, after doing some research of our own we discovered that there might be more to her character than meets the eye.
In the comics, Sabra is actually a mutant with superhuman strength, speed, and stamina. Does this mean that the character will be adapted as a mutant as well? Unfortunately we’ll have to see for ourselves. With Kamala Khan being the MCU’s first official mutant, and her show essentially establishing the existence of mutants as a whole, we’re willing to bet YES. Once again, nothing is confirmed.
Additionally, it was announced that Danny Ramirez and Carl Lumbly would be reprising their roles as Joaquin Torres and Isaiah Bradley from Falcon and the Winter Soldier.
Plot details are currently under wraps for the film, but expect more details in the coming months as the film ramps up to begin production next year.
The film will be directed by Julius Onah (The Cloverfield Paradox, Luce)
Malcolm Spellman, who was the head writer and showrunner for the hit series The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, will be coming back to write the fourth installment of the Captain America franchise. Dalan Musson, a staff writer, will co-write the film with Spellman.