Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness: A Scene From Marvel’s Latest Movie Causes Backlash in China
A scene from strange doctor in the multiverse of madness caused a backlash in China, potentially dashing hopes that it could become one of the few Marvel films to be released in the country.
The film, starring Benedict Cumberbatch, has upset some in China over a scene that shows a newsstand for The old timesan international newspaper and media company that opposes the Chinese Communist Party.
Doctor Strange 2 is currently with Chinese authorities, who are reviewing it before approving its release in China, according to Deadline. The publication reported that the scene in question had “made waves on local social media.”
No Marvel movie has 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 Coming Home in the country are partly due to Black Widowthe depiction of communism and the critical comments on Beijing made by Eternals 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 the character of Cumberbatch for the first Marvel movie after Spider-Man: No Coming Home.
It will also mark the return of Wanda Maximoff AKA Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen) for the first time since the Disney Plus series. Wanda Vision.
The trailer seems to debunk a theory that floated after Wanda Visionthe post-credits sequence of – that she will be a villain in Strange doctor 2.
Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness will be released in the UK on May 5 and in the US on May 6.