The issue of Wonder Woman star Gal Gadot's Israeli heritage has been an interesting thing to watch. There's been a lot of debate about whether Gadot (as an Israeli) is considered a person of color - but for people's of the Middle East region, the debate has been much more divisive and serious.
Because Gadot is so publicly supportive of the Israeli military (which she also served in), Wonder Woman was banned in several Middle Eastern countries, with one of the biggest headline-maker being Jordan. However, before Jordan issued its official ban on Wonder Woman being shown in the country, one theater had actually already screened the film. Now, that theater is trying to quell the heat from this "controversy," by issuing a formal apology to the Jordanian citizenry.
The Times of Israel reported the apology being issued by the theater - though it's unclear just how much backlash the theater has actually received from "the incident." From an American perspective, it's easy to judge this somewhat ridiculous situation - but then again, the runaway success of Wonder Woman and all the cultural boundaries it has pushed or outright broken are probably looked on unfavorably by cultures that are different from our own.
But since we are here, we'd like to exercise some of that great free speech to say that Wonder Woman is awesome - and those who don't get to see it are really the ones missing out, in the end.
Wonder Woman is directed by Patty Jenkins and is written by Allan Heinberg, Geoff Johns, and Zack Snyder. The film stars Gal Gadot (Diana Prince/Wonder Woman), Chris Pine (Steve Trevor), Robin Wright (General Antiope), Connie Nielsen (Queen Hippolyta), David Thewlis, Elena Anaya, Lucy Davis (Etta Candy), Danny Huston, Ewen Bremmer, Doutzen Kroes, Samantha Jo (Euboea), Florence Kasumba (Senator Acantha), Said Taghmaoui, Eleanor Matsuura (Epione), Emily Carey (Young Diana), and Lisa Loven Kongsli (Menalippe).
Wonder Woman is in theaters now, followed by Justice League on November 17, 2017; Aquaman on July 27, 2018; Shazam on April 5, 2019; Justice League 2 on June 14, 2019; Cyborg on April 3, 2020; and Green Lantern Corps on July 24, 2020. The Flash, The Batman, Dark Universe and Man of Steel 2 are currently without a release dates.