After the announcement of the ban Doctor Strange in the multiverse of madness in Saudi Arabia, as a result of the introduction of America Chavez, the Marvel queer hero featured in the upcoming sequel, Disney said it would not cut approximately twelve seconds of LGBTQ-related footage from the film in said region.
General Supervisor of Film Classification in Saudi Arabia Nawaf Alsabhan, told The Guardian that «barely twelve seconds» of «LGBTQ references» was asked to be removed in order for the film to be screened in Saudi Arabia. Alsabhan elaborated on the details of the requested edits: “She just talks about her moms because she has two moms. And being in the Middle East, it is very difficult to pass by something like that.” Disney apparently told the distributor that they were «unwilling» to cut said footage.
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Described as the first horror film of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Doctor Strange in the multiverse of madness sees Cumberbatch return as he reprises his role as Dr. Stephen Strange. This time, the Sorcerer Supreme will be joined by the Scarlet Witch, played by Elizabeth Olsen, who has experienced critical success. WandaVision. The sequel is expected to follow the events of WandaVision, Loki and Spiderman: No Way Home.
The sequel will also feature MCU alumni Chiwetel Ejiofor, Benedict Wong, and Rachel McAdams reprising their roles as Carl Mordo, Wong, and Dr. Christine Palmer, respectively. It will also feature the debut action movie of fan-favorite Marvel hero America Chavez, played by newcomer Xochitl Gomez (babysitter club).
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The film is directed by Sam Raimi.Spiderman trilogy) from a screenplay written by Emmy Award-winning screenwriter Michael Waldron (Loki). It was executive produced by Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige.