Monday, November 08, 2021

Marvel Studios' “Eternals” Banned

Marvel Studios' live-action "Eternals" feature, based on the Marvel Comics title, directed by Oscar winner Chloé Zhao, starring Angelina Jolie, is being banned in Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Kuwait, because one of the film's superheroes 'Phastos' is openly gay in the film:

"...for millions of years, one hundred 'Eternals' have roamed the Earth, as the secret protectors of humanity.

"Without them, we'd be smears between the teeth of the demon-like 'Deviants'. 

"Their war has waged for all time, echoing in our myths and nightmares. But today, Eternals face something new: change. Can they — or anyone — survive their discovery?..." 

"Marvel Studios' 'Eternals' introduces an exciting new team of superheroes in the 'Marvel Cinematic Universe': ancient aliens who have been living on Earth in secret for thousands of years. "Following the events of 'Avengers: Endgame', an unexpected tragedy forces them out of the shadows to reunite against mankind's most ancient enemy, 'The Deviants'.

"The outstanding ensemble cast includes Richard Madden as the all-powerful 'Ikaris'...

"...Gemma Chan as humankind-loving 'Sersi', Kumail Nanjiani as the cosmic-powered 'Kingo,' Lauren Ridloff as the super-fast 'Makkari'...

...Brian Tyree Henry as the intelligent inventor 'Phastos', Salma Hayak as the wise and spiritual leader 'Ajak', Lia McHugh as 'Sprite', Don Lee as the powerful 'Gilgamesh' and Barry Keoghan as 'Druig'..."

Written and illustrated by "Captain America" co-creator Jack 'King' Kirby in 1976, Marvel Comics' 19-issue "The Eternals" series...

...focused on an offshoot of the evolutionary process responsible for sentient life on Earth..."

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