Wonder Woman film faces calls for it to be banned in Lebanon
Jun 01, 2017, 01:15
THE new Wonder Womanmovie is expected to be one of the biggest blockbusters of the summer and is the first female fronted film of the DC Universe. Star Gadot credits the director for her vision of the character, adding Jenkins was chosen to direct the female superhero flick, not because she's a woman, but because she was the best person for the job.
While the film has not yet been banned, The Ministry has spoken to the Lebanese security agency on the issue, The Independent reports. "We now await the implementation".
Even before the film's release, "Wonder Woman" stirred controversy when the small USA cinema chain Alamo Drafthouse announced it would hold some women-only screenings of the film, sparking complaints on social media by of reverse sexism.
Both officials at Lebanon's Economy Ministry and Warner Bros., which released the film, have reportedly declined to comment.
Lebanon's Hezbollah movement fought a brief war against Israeli forces in 2006.
Israel has signalled that the targets were smuggling sophisticated weapons to Lebanon. While serving, Gadot was a combat trainer and received weapons training, though for the film, director Patty Jenkins ensured that the Amazon battle scenes had a unique and feminine style, embodying a form of elegant strength. "This character is just a flawless fit for me for who I am", Gadot said.
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Just a month or so ago saw estimates state Wonder Woman would open to only around $55 million in the USA, but with Wonder Woman now kicking the crap out of Rotten Tomaotes, it's though the domestic box office may even be higher.
Meanwhile, Gadot recently revealed she wanted to give up acting before she landed the role.
After 75 long years, Wonder Woman finally has her own live-action movie.
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The same campaigners sought to bar "Batman vs. Superman", which was shown in Lebanese theaters.
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