The film Doctor Strange within the Multiverse of Madness was just lately banned in Saudi Arabia, apparently as a result of it accommodates a 12-second scene wherein the character America Chavez (Xochitl Gomez) mentions her “two mothers“Before this movie, Eternals additionally suffered the identical destiny for trying a scene with a gay kiss.
“It’s hard not to get emotional about it, to be honest. But it is, I fear, an expectable disappointment“, commented Cumberbatch in a dialog with the PA News Agency (by way of NME). “We already know that these oppressive regimes are known for their lack of tolerance for different people who deserve not only to be included, but celebrated for who they are, to make them feel part of a society, a culture, and not be punished for their sexuality.“.
“I feel it’s a disconnected step from everything we’ve been through as a species, especially how advanced we are culturally in the rest of the world.“. Cumberbatch additionally stresses that the character’s introduction isn’t a advertising ploy, not simply being current to fill a variety agenda.
“We decided to introduce her because she is amazing as a character. Her sexuality is just a part of who she is. And it shouldn’t be more than that. We still have to fight, we have to push for more inclusion and I’m really glad that, in very small ways in a big picture, Marvel and Disney are doing that.“.
Elizabeth Olsen additionally commented on the matter, including: “I think it’s really bad for fans in other countries that they won’t be able to see the film and I hope they find ways to do so. As actors we have no control over these aspects. So it’s quite disappointing for the fans, but I’m really proud to be a part of a film that stands for and champions inclusivity and diversity.“.
Synopsis: “In Marvel Studios’ Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, the MCU unlocks the multiverse and pushes its boundaries like never before. Venture into the unknown with Doctor Strange, who, with the help of mystical allies new and old, traverses the alternate realities of the multiverse to face a mysterious new adversary.“.
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