Lebanon bans the new 'Wonder Woman' movie

Candice Alexander
June 1, 2017

The country's interior ministry issued an order to ban the film from 15 theatres around Lebanon after a protest by The Campaign to Boycott Supporters of Israel-Lebanon. Following her introduction in the divisive Batman v Superman past year - where she is often cited as being one of the highlights - Gal Gadot is finally getting the chance to shine once again as Diana Prince this week, with the upcoming release of the first ever live-action Wonder Woman feature film.

Lebanon already has a law that encourages a boycott of Israeli products, and bans citizens from both travelling to the country and having contact with anyone from it.

Earlier films in which Gadot is featured but does not star, including Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Furious 7, have been successfully screened in Lebanon.

The 2006 war killed around 160 Israelis, a lot of them troops fighting inside Lebanon, while 1,200 people in Lebanon, mostly civilians, died in Israel's military barrages. Lebanon's Grand Cinemas movie theater chain announced the ban on its Twitter feed.

A man walks past a poster promoting the movie, Wonder Woman, at a cinema in downtown Beirut, Lebanon, Tuesday, May 30, 2017. The Ministry of Economy and Trade first made the formal request to ban the film as part of its ongoing campaign to prevent "enemy attempts to infiltrate our markets". Especially to all the boys and girls who are risking their lives protecting my country against the horrific acts conducted by Hamas, who are hiding like cowards behind women and children.

Jenkins has revealed she was desperate to gain Carter's "blessing" prior to creating the new production based on the DC Marvel Comics, and to receive her "guidance" during the making of the latest movie because she didn't want the project to be considered an entirely separate entity to the series Carter starred in.

It may have taken her 75 years to get her own movie, but Wonder Woman (aka Diana Prince) has always been the ultimate #WCW.

This image released by Warner Bros. "I hope that [audiences will see] what we've been trying to say in this movie".

By embracing her womanhood, Wonder Woman helps us women embrace themselves as well.

It's the highest Rotten Tomatoes score a DC film has ever received - and yes, that calculation even includes that super-campy Batman movie from 1966.

Gal Gadot, an ex Zionist occupation soldier, she publicly supported the...

Though Lebanon allowed the screening of another movie she appeared in a year ago, "Batman v Superman", in which she played the same role, an organized media boycott campaign could be credited this time around with orchestrating the government's sudden change of script.

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