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‘Doctor Strange 2’, banned in Saudi Arabia for homosexual character

Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness in Saudi Arabia has been banned from including a homosexual character in the film.

A new Marvel sequel focused on the Benedict Cumberbatch title character will be released worldwide early next month.

However, following rumors of the ban, the Hollywood Reporter has confirmed that the film will not be released in Saudi Arabia and will also be banned by Kuwait. Advance tickets are no longer available in Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and Qatar, although they are in the United Arab Emirates.

The censorship seems to be due to the inclusion of the character América Chávez (Xóchitl Gómez), who is gay in the comedy.

Movies with LGBTQ + content are often heavily censored in the Gulf, as homosexuality remains illegal throughout the region.

The Marvel Eternals movie was recently banned in Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, and Qatar for a kiss scene between the married couple Passtos (Brian Tyree Henry) and Ben (Haaz Sleiman).

Star Angelina Jolie spoke to the news later, telling “I’m sorry [esos espectadores]. And I’m proud of Marvel for refusing to cut those scenes. ”

“I do not yet understand how we live today in a world that still exists today [gente que] he does not see the family of Passtos and the beauty of that relationship and that love. He is ignorant of how a person becomes angry, feels threatened, disagrees or understands. ”

On the eve of the release of Doctor Strange in Multiverse of Madness, Cumberbatch suggested that the film be as successful as the recent Spider-Man: No Way Out, which has become the sixth highest-grossing film ever.

“It’s a great movie,” he told Empire (via Screenrant). “It’s going to be a big riot. And if it awakens his level of ambition, we’ll succeed on Spidey’s level. That’s you, I’ll put my blanket in the sand.”


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