According to Hollywood Reporterthe sequence ‘Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness‘ was officially banned from theaters in Saudi Arabia.
The reason the feature was vetoed was because of the character America Chavez, who is openly LGBTQ+ in the production (and also in the comics) – which displeased the country’s government, whose representation of homosexuality in the media is illegal.
Previously, films like ‘eternal‘ e ‘Love, Sublime Love‘ had also been banned from Saudi Arabia for similar reasons.
In an interview with Empire Magazinethe director Sam Raimi talked about the importance of Chavez in the movie: “Doctor Strange is still learning about the multiverse, and there’s a character who has the ability to travel through it. He tends to be a know-it-all, so having him learn from a young girl is a smart decision.”
Remembering that the film arrives in Brazil on May 5, 2022.
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Sam Raimi is responsible for the direction.
Journey into the unknown with Doctor Strange, who, with the help of mystical allies old and new, traverses the mind-bending and dangerous alternate realities of the Multiverse to face a mysterious new adversary.
Benedict Cumberbatch e Elizabeth Olsen will star in the sequel, which will also feature Chiwetel Ejiofor, Rachel McAdams, Benedict Wong e Xochitl Gomez.