Angelina Jolie has denounced the ban on her new film, ‘Eternals’, in Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and Qatar. As suggested by the sources of The Hollywood Reporter This censorship is due to the presence of the superhero Phastos (Brian Tyree Henry), the first homosexual superhero in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and her husband Ben (Haaz Sleiman).
In a press conference the interpreter has shown her indignation regarding this issue, declaring to the media news.com.au that “If someone feels angry about it, threatened by it or does not approve or appreciate it, they are ignorant”. Regarding Disney’s decision to refuse to censor the LGTBQ + plot to satisfy the countries of the Persian Gulf, the actress has been very proud: “I am sad for [esas audiencias]. And I’m proud of Marvel for refusing to cut those scenes. I still don’t understand how we live in a world where there are still [personas que] they would not see the family that Phastos has and the beauty of that relationship and that love“he adds.
The possibility that the representation of a relationship between people of the same sex could make it impossible to screen the film in homophobic regions was already on the mind of the director, Chloé Zhao. A few months ago she explained that neither she nor Marvel had any intention of deleting any sequence: “I don’t know all the details, but I think there were discussions and there is a strong desire from both Marvel and myself not to cut the film. Fingers crossed. “
Forecast at the box office
Analysts estimate the world premiere of ‘Eternals’ at about $ 150 million. A figure that is very similar to the 159 million with which ‘Black Widow’ debuted and that exceeds the 128 million dollars of ‘Shang-Chi and the legend of the ten rings’. We will see if these data are fulfilled since today, Friday, November 5, the tape hits theaters.