Angelina Jolie replied to eternal be banned in some Gulf nations.
Marvel Studios eternal boasts the most diverse ensemble cast in its filmography. Not only do we have men and women from different cultures represented, but we also have the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s first deaf superhero in Makkari (Lauren Ridloff) and also their first gay superhero in Phastos (Brian Tyree Henry). The film features Phastos married to a man named Ben (Haaz Sleiman), and the inclusion of this same-sex relationship led to the film being banned in some Gulf Nations, which disappointed many of the people involved in the film, including Angelina. Jolie.
Angelina Jolie, who plays Thena in eternal, expressed his disapproval of the film being banned in Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Kuwait, praising Marvel Studios for refusing to cut scenes with Phaistos’ relationship from the film:
“I’m sad for [those audiences]. And I’m proud of Marvel for refusing to cut those scenes. I still don’t understand how we live today in a world where there still is [people who] he would not see the family that Festus has and the beauty of that relationship and that love. How someone is angry about it, threatened by it, disapproves or appreciates is ignorant. “
by Angelina Jolie eternal it is the latest version of Disney to be banned in some Gulf countries where homosexuality is illegal. In 2020, Pixar forward it was also banned for its portrayal of a minor secondary character as a lesbian.
Along with Angelina Jolie’s answer, another eternal the star echoed the Oscar-winning actress’s disapproval. Haaz Sleiman condemned a ban on the film in some Gulf nations, saying Variety:
“I have no respect for those governments. They showed the world that they are not only a shame for humanity, but for God. We hope this inspires the Saudi people, the Kuwaiti people and the people of Qatar to react. “
Here is the synopsis of Angelina Jolie’s Eternal:
“The story takes place over two time periods. A storyline is set in the past, when they operated as a formidable team and close family unit. The second plot is in the present, when the group is fractured and divided, happy to live among humans, hidden in plain sight. The prevailing threat of the Deviants, which once again threatens the existence of humanity, means that the Eternals must put aside their differences and regroup. “
Chloe Zhao directed eternal from a screenplay he co-wrote with Patrick Burleigh, Kaz Firpo and Ryan Firpo. The cast of the Marvel Studios project includes Gemma Chan as Sersi, Richard Madden as Ikaris, Kumail Nanjiani as Kingo, Lia McHugh as Sprite, Brian Tyree Henry as Phastos, Lauren Ridloff as Makkari, Barry Keoghan as Druig, Don Lee as Gilgamesh, Kit Harington as Dane Whitman, Salma Hayek as Ajak and Angelina Jolie as Thena.
eternal will be released in theaters on November 5, 2021. Stay tuned for all the latest news on the upcoming film and its connection to the Avengers and be sure to subscribe to the Heroic Hollywood YouTube channel for more original video content.