A scene out Doctor Strange in the multiverse of madness has sparked a backlash in China and potentially dashed hopes that it could become one of the rare Marvel films to be released in the country.
The film, starring Benedict Cumberbatch, has angered some in China over a scene depicting a newsstand for The Epoch Timesan international newspaper and media company that opposes the Chinese Communist Party.
Doctor Strange 2 is currently with the Chinese authorities who, according to Deadline, are reviewing it before approving its release in China. The publication reported that the scene in question “made ripples on local social media.”
No Marvel movies have been released in China since 2019 Avengers: Endgame.
It is believed that preventing the release of Marvel films such as Black Widow, Eternals, Venom: Let There Be Carnage and Spider-Man: No Way Home in the country are partly due to this Black widow‘s portrayal of communism and critical comments on Beijing by eternal Director Chloe Zhao.
Marvel has released the trailer for Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness In April.
Directed by Sam Raimi, the film brings back Cumberbatch’s character for the first Marvel film since Spider-Man: No Way Home.
It will also mark the return of Wanda Maximoff aka Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen) for the first time since the Disney Plus series WandaVision.
The trailer seems to debunk a theory that has been floating around below WandaVision‘s post-credits sequence – in which she will be a villain Doctor Strange 2.
Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness Released May 5th in the UK and May 6th in the US.
https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/films/news/doctor-strange-in-the-multiverse-madness-china-marvel-b2069651.html Doctor Strange in the Mad Multiverse: Scene from the latest Marvel film sparks backlash in China