Deadpool Has Been Banned In China; New Stills Released Online


The latest issue of Total Film magazine features a new batch of exciting images from next month’s Deadpool. There’s the Merc with a Mouth himself about to slice ‘n dice an unfortunate goon, X-Men members Colossus and Negasonic Teenage Warhead, Wade Wilson sharing a laugh with Vanessa Carlyle, bad guys Ajax and Angel Dust, and finally, Mr. Pool saving a kitten from a tree like any deranged ant-hero worth their salt.

The bigger news, though, comes from THR, who reveals that the Tim Miller-directed comic book flick will be denied permission to screen in China due to its graphic content. The other day we found out that the MPPA has officially given the movie an R rating for “strong violence and language throughout, sexual content and graphic nudity,” and that was evidently a bit much for China’s media regulator, the State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television (SAPPRFT).


China doesn’t actually use a movie rating system, but will outright ban a film they feel crosses the line. Usually their censors will work with the studios to make the appropriate cuts to gain a release, but apparently in this case, “it wasn’t possible to excise the offending material without causing plot problems.”

Will this hurt the movie’s global box office takings? China currently boasts the world’s second largest movie market, so you’d have to think so. Thankfully, though, rest of us can see what all the fuss is about when Deadpool hits theatres on February 12.

Source: CBM

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