While domestic praise of Wonder Woman has been nearly unanimous, problems continue to hit the film overseas. Now, Tunisia is adding its name to the growing list of countries pulling the movie from theaters before the films’ debut.
Variety reports that the DCEU movie was slated for sneak preview screenings on Thursday night in at least two Tunisian theaters before the Tunisian Assn. of Young Lawyers filed a lawsuit calling Israeli actress Gal Gadot “a champion Zionist.” A courthouse then decided to suspend showings of Wonder Woman while it reviews the legal action.
The ban comes on the heels of yet another screening suspension at an Algerian film festival, although organizers have claimed this is due to a problem with “administration issues leaked to exhibition rights” that may be resolved in the near future. However, petition in support of boycotting the film did circulate in the nation prior to the announcement. Last week, Lebanon decided it would bar screenings of the DCEU film in response to Gadot’s past comments in support of the Israeli military. The nation has officially been at war with Lebanon for 69 years, although a ceasefire has been in effect since 2006.
In theaters now, Wonder Woman stars Gal Gadot as Diana, Chris Pine as Steve Trevor, Robin Wright as General Antiope, Danny Huston as General Erich Ludendorff, Connie Nielsen as Queen Hippolyta, Elena Anaya as Doctor Poison and Lucy Davis as Etta Candy.