Doctor Strange: Arab countries ban "Doctor Strange - in the Multiverse of Madness", the reason will be astonishing
Marvel Studios' much-awaited film "Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness" has been banned in Saudi Arabia and several other Arab countries. The "Doctor Strange" sequel was set to hit theaters on May 5 in Saudi Arabia and other Gulf countries, set to be released in the US on May 6. But according to media reports, the Censor Board of Saudi Arabia has not yet given a distribution certificate to the Benedict Cumberbatch-led superhero film.
Banned because of
It is being claimed by the sources that the Gulf countries have taken this decision because of the gay character present in the film. Actually, homosexuality is not promoted in Gulf countries, which is why films made on LGBTQ subjects are often not given distribution certificates by the Censor Board. Before "Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness", Marvel's "The Eternal" was also banned in Saudi Arabia.
Film passed without cut in India
Meanwhile, four days back, CBFC handed over the censor certificate to Doctor Strange: In the Multiverse of Madness without any cuts. The length of the film, as mentioned on the certificate, is 126 minutes i.e. 2 hours 6 minutes. This is the shortest Marvel movie in the last 3 years.