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>> If no one else will defend the world, then I must.>> She may be on a mission to save the world but that hasn't enamored Wonder Woman to the Lebanese authorities. The country's Interior Ministry banning the latest superhero blockbuster. A ministry source and security officials say, that's because the movie's lead actress Gal Gadot is Israeli.
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The movie had been set to premier in various cinemas on Wednesday night, Warner Brothers, Wonder Woman's distributor, reported that public screenings were canceled just a few hours in advance. Lebanon considers Israel an enemy country and boycotts business transactions. Israel fought a month-long war with their Lebanese foe Hezbollah in 2006, 160 Israelis, mostly soldiers, and 1,200 Lebanese people, mostly civilians, died.
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The campaign's boycott supporters of Israel and Lebanon had lobbied for the movie to be banned and denounced Gadot for previously serving in the Israeli military. The group's founder saying the boycott should make movie producers afraid to use the same actor again. But, with Wonder Woman predicted to gross in excess of $100 million by the end of its opening weekend, the film is still expecting super success at the global box office.