Doctor Strange In The Multiverse Of Madness Also Banned In Egypt

Doctor Strange In The Multiverse Of Madness Also Banned In Egypt

According to The Upcoming Arab’s Arabic-language sister site, Egypt has banned the new Marvel picture ‘Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness’ from theatres because it involves an openly gay character. The film will not be released in Egypt, according to IMAX Egypt, which did not elaborate on why.

According to an unidentified source who spoke to Al-Araby Al-Jadeed, the film was prohibited due to the appearance of the openly lesbian character America Chavez. Egyptian gays expressed their displeasure with the decision but claimed that they would find a way to see the film regardless.

Doctor Strange In The Multiverse Of Madness Banned In Saudi Arabia, Egypt:

Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, Marvel’s biggest blockbuster of 2022, will almost certainly be censored in several Middle Eastern theatres due to its LGBTQ portrayal.

So far, it appears that Middle Eastern countries such as Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Qatar, and Kuwait will prohibit the film from being shown in theatres since it stars Xochitl Gomez as America Chavez, a gay character. In Marvel comics, the character has been one of the most visible members of the LGBTQ community, and it appears that her sexuality will be maintained in the future film.

Many Gulf countries have made homosexuality illegal, and their film censor boards have been very strict when it comes to films that mention homosexuality. Over the years, films such as Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker and others have either never been released in several Middle Eastern countries or have had scenes that reference them deleted by film censor boards.

Doctor Strange 2 Banned in Egypt Over LGBTQ+ Character America Chavez

This isn’t the first time a Marvel film has been banned from Gulf theatres; Chloe Zhao’s Eternals was also pulled from screens due to a lesbian coupling featuring one of the heroes in Phaistos. Disney had been ordered to make certain changes at the time in order to erase any references to the film’s primary relationship. However, the studio declined to make the changes, and the film was never released in these countries.

Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness early ticket sales has been halted in Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, and Qatar as of right now. However, ticket sales in the United Arab Emirates have not slowed, indicating that fans in the UAE will be able to see a version of the Sam Raimi-directed film in theatres.

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Several Countries Have Banned Doctor Strange In The Multiverse Of Madness:

Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness introduces a new Marvel hero, which may limit the film’s global appeal. As of this film, America Chavez is a queer hero who is new to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. She’ll play a crucial part in assisting Strange in dealing with the titular mad multiverse. As a result, countries like Saudi Arabia and Egypt have canceled the release, and others in the region may follow suit.

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In Egypt, Doctor Strange 2 Has Been Banned:

Due to the inclusion of an LGBTQ+ character, theatres in Egypt and Kuwait have become the latest to ban Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.

Due to the presence of America Chavez, an openly homosexual character, Egypt and Kuwait have become the latest countries to ban Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness from theatres.

The film will no longer be shown in the region, according to IMAX Egypt on social media. “During their travel across universes, Doctor Strange and Wanda will not be present! In Egypt, [Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness] will not be released “the business wrote