Doctor Strange in the multiverse of madness has been banned in Saudi Arabia due to the presence of an LGBTQ character and, as reported by theHollywood Reporter, will suffer the same fate in Kuwait and Qatar. The same fate that happened some time ago inChloé Zhao‘s Eternals .
According to reports, the decision is due to the presence of America Chavez (played by Xochitl Gomez) who, just like in the comics, is a homosexual character. Recall that in the Gulf countries any film that contains LGBTQ references is not approved by the censors.
The film is scheduled for release in our cinemas on May 4th.
The synopsis of Doctor Strange in the multiverse of madness
After the events of Avengers: Endgame , Dr. Stephen Strange continues his search for the Time Stone. But an old friend turned enemy intends to destroy every sorcerer on Earth, ruining Strange’s plans and pushing him to unintentionally unleash an unmentionable evil.
Benedict Cumberbatch will return as Stephen Strange , the Sorcerer Supreme, and will again be accompanied by Benedict Wong ( Wong ) and Rachel McAdams ( Christine Palmer ). Chiwetel Ejiofor will return as Baron Mordo , while it has already been confirmed that Scarlet ( Elizabeth Olsen ) will be there. The cast also includes Xochitl Gomez ( America Chavez ), Adam Hugill ( Rintrah ) and Yenifer Molina ( Gargantos ).
Scott Derrickson left due to creative differences with Marvel Studios , and the direction was then entrusted to the great Sam Raimi , pioneer of the cinecomics of the 2000s with his Spider-Man .
The screenplay was entrusted to Michael Waldron , Loki ‘s showrunner : it seems that the cinecomic will have ties to the series, but will also be connected to WandaVision , and in fact Scarlet will appear in the film.