The Saudis ban Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness

Doctor Stranger was set to be released on May 5 in some Middle Eastern countries while American distribution would begin May 6..

Until America Chavez came around..

Actor Xochitl Gomez is playing the character.. Although it is not known how extensively America Chavez features in the film.

The character is Marvel’s first Latin-American LGBTQIA+ character to appear in an ongoing comic book series – which is a major deal for representation.

Other Gulf countries are also following and not allowing the film to be seen..

Saudi Arabia has a history of banning movies for similar reasons. Marvel’s “The Eternals” was banned in Saudi Arabia, over its same-gender couple romance and the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s first gay superhero..