Monday, November 29

Eternals: They ban the Marvel movie in some countries for this reason

Disney will not premiere “Eternals”In the countries of the Persian Gulf because it has refused to withdraw parts of the plot that were in conflict with the census authorities of the region.

The superhero movie was scheduled to debut on November 11 at Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Bahrain, Oman and Kuwait, but this Thursday it has disappeared from the internet in those territories and the reservation of tickets is not allowed either.

However, the main chain of cinemas in United Arab Emirates continues to sell passes for the premiere.

Disney has not given an official explanation for the movement but, according to The Hollywood Reporter newspaper, the studio would have refused to cut a scene of a few seconds in which it is sensed that two protagonists (Richard Madden and Gemma Chan) are having sex.

Likewise, the censors asked that the interventions of the homosexual superhero will be eliminated Phastos, played by actor Brian Tyree Henry.

According to Deadline magazine, the film has been banned in Kuwait and Qatar because his plot, which portrays a family of superheroes sent by the gods, is considered blasphemous.

That same source adds that in other territories such as Lebanon and Egypt, the film will be released although suppressing any intimate scene (homosexual or heterosexual), a common practice for Hollywood studios in some countries.

This is not the first time a superhero movie has been censored

In 2017 Tunisia banned “Wonder Woman” because its protagonist, Gal Gadot, he is Israeli; and in 2020 Saudi Arabia did the same with Pixar’s “Onward” for a comment that referred to a lesbian relationship.

“Eternals” premieres in theaters

Directed by Chloé Zhao, winner of the Oscar for “Nomadland” (2020), it has an impressive cast that includes the Mexican Salma Hayek, Angelina Jolie and Kit Harington.

Its plot describes a seemingly normal world in which the evil Deviants appear to threaten humans, forcing the “Eternals” to take up arms, an alien race created by gods and who have been infiltrating Earth for thousands of years. years.



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