Gal Gadot and Chris Pine Talk Wonder Woman

Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot) will be seen in a different time, and possibly also in a different place, since Jenkins told Fandango that she wants to bring her to America and wants Wonder Woman to be a "very global superhero" as well. The Independent reports today Lebanon's ministry of economy wants to ban the film because of its Israeli leading lady, Gal Gadot.

The Ministry of Economy and Trade said Tuesday it is filing an official request to the General Directorate of General Security, an intelligence agency, to ban the public screening of the film. Posters of the film and digital billboards have sprouted up around the Lebanese capital.

Gal Gadot at the Wonder Woman premiere in Hollywood, California.

Rose argued that DC had, in Wonder Woman, "a bona-fide brand-name female superhero", but no idea what to do with her. During the 2014 Gaza-Israel war, for instance, she wrote social posts dedicated to the soldiers "who are risking their lives protecting my country against the horrific acts conducted by Hamas".

Lebanon remains officially at war with Israel, and Israel-related content is subject to prior censorship, which officials can use to prevent Wonder Woman from being screened in the country.

There are some from Lebanon who oppose the potential boycott, such as Lebanese blogger Elie Fares, who stated that the movie would have already had to be approved by the Lebanese government to be shown in the country.

Gadot has not responded to criticism since she is busy promoting her new film.

Gadot was born in Israel and served in the Israeli Defense Forces as a combat trainer as part of the mandatory military service all Israeli citizens participate in. Pine describes how they were shooting outside of Oxford and it was so freezing cold that even the male actors in their layers of jackets were chilly, but Gadot was out in her sleeveless, skirted costume, unaffected.

The director of Wonder Woman has spoken out on why the movie isn't R-rated. And while the movie looks to be going into a triumphant opening weekend, a group in Lebanon is trying to get Wonder Woman banned from theaters. She appeared in sequels of the "Fast and Furious" franchise, none of which were banned in Lebanon.

But Elie Fares, a Lebanese blogger, said the movie apparently has been green-lighted, since theaters are getting ready to show it.

  • Salvatore Jensen