Doctor Strange 2 banned in Saudi Arabia, Kuwait & Qatar

Doctor Strange 2 banned in Saudi Arabia, Kuwait & Qatar
America Chavez (played by Xochitl Gomez) and Dr Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch)
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Oh the irony of it all. A Marvel movie about the multiverse theory has come a cropper in THIS ‘verse for daring to include a lesbian character and NOT be willing or able to edit them out (unlike SOME movies ahem).

In the movie, one of the prominent characters is America Chavez (played by Xochitl Gomez) who is a gay in the comics and is something that is expected, nay REQUIRED to be carried over onto the big screen.

Of course Doctor Strange and the Multiverse of Madness isn’t the only MCU movie to recently get banned from various homophobic countries, the same happened with The Eternals just last year but whereas that was almost a brand new IP for the MCU, this is a mainline story. 

Not only can you no longer purchase pre-order tickets for the film in Saudi Arabia, but also Kuwait and Qatar (which is STILL saying it welcomes ALL to the World Cup 2this year … perLEASE) 

These, of course, are regions in which homosexuality is illegal. Many films which include even references to LGBTQ+ characters, lives, issues or themes are subject to censorship or  are just completely denied a release.

Doctor Strange and the Multiverse of Madness will hit cinemas on May 5. 

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