[UPDATE] Guess I was wrong. Wonder Woman has officially been banned in Lebanon.
Here's the original article:
A lot of people are very excited for the release of Patty Jenkins' Wonder Woman this Friday, but you know who isn't excited? Protesters in Lebanon. Apparently, a whole political group called Campaign to Boycott Supporters of Israel-Lebanon wants the movie to be banned in local theaters.
According to The Washington Post, it's not so much about the content of the movie itself, but because of the nationality of the lead star, Gal Gadot, who is Israeli. Though the ban would have to go through a whole process before it could be implemented, some supporters of the movement are pretty confident that the movie will not push through. Samah Idriss, a member of the group, says:
"We now await the implementation. … Even if it is one hour before the show, they should ban it anyway."
As of now, Israel and Lebanon are currently at war, and the group has also chosen to address Gadot's time of service in the Israeli army as well as her continued support for her country in the conflict with Palestine.
It's also worth noting that this isn't the first DC movie that the CBSIL has been trying to boycott from Lebanese theaters. Last year, they also tried to boycott Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice for the same reason of having Gadot's involvement.
Lucky for Lebanese DC fans, the group failed with that boycott, and it's likely that they won't succeed with this one either.
Wonder Woman hits theaters June 2.