Marvel’s Controversial Film ‘Eternals’is now premiering In Nigerian Cinemas.
‘Eternals’, a superhero movie, directed by Chloé Zhao, was initially suspended temporarily from Nigerian Cinemas.
According to reports, the highly anticipated film is finally premiering in Nigerian cinemas.
This comes a week after the film was yanked from cinema schedules on November 4, same date as its global release.
The film raised eyebrows because of a controversial intimate scene involving two same-sex characters, hence its temporal suspension ordered by the National Film and Video Censors Board.
While the Censors Board never confirmed or denied the reports, FilmOne Entertainment released a statement promising that the team was working hard to bring ‘Eternals’ back to cinemas following its ‘temporal suspension’.
The distribution company shared another statement on Thursday November 11 confirming that the film would premiere on November 12.
We are happy to announce that from tommorow Eternals will be shown in Cinemas nationwide,” FilmOne shared on Instagtam on Thursday.
Disney, the production company behind the film, stood their ground against the pressure of editing the controversial scene out, it is unclear if they eventually succumbed to the pressure of editing the scene.
The film was also banned in countries across the Gulf region like Qatar, Saudi Arabia and Kuwait for the controversial scene.
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Marvel’s ‘Eternals’ premiers In Nigerian Cinemas