Update 1 June: Lebanon officially banned the movie.

Lebanon’s ministry of economy is seeking to ban Warner Bros.’ new Wonder Woman film. The country is officially at war with Israel and has a law that boycotts Israeli products and bars Lebanese citizens from travelling to Israel or having contact with Israeli citizens. And wouldn’t you know it; Wonder Woman is played by Gal Gadot, who is an Israeli and even served in Israeli Defence Forces (IDF).

The ban has not yet been enforced, and a representative of one Lebanese cinema chain stated that a premiere has been planned. Furthermore, the Associated Press has reported posters and digital billboards for the film have been spotted in Beirut. And it would be the first Gadot movie that would be banned, since she also played in Fast & Furious (4, 6 & 7) and Batman v Superman (as the same Wonder Woman character), although both were heavily protested.

Other Arab countries do air the movie.

The group ‘Campaign to Boycott Supporters of Israel-Lebanon’ has praised the ministry’s call, having launched a campaign to boycott the film to due to the fact Gadot served in the Israeli army and expressed support for Israeli forces as the country led a military offensive against Gaza.

Wonder Woman will premiere in Europe in June. Reviews are overwhelmingly positive. So a big mazeltov for Gal Gadot!