Now that it’s the new year, we’ve got plenty of new reasons to head to the movies, and the first one we’re incredibly excited for is Ryan Reynolds‘ Deadpool!
Unfortunately, it sounds like not everyone will get to see the violent superhero flick; The Hollywood Reporter claims that the film will not be screening in China.
Apparently, the anti-hero movie, which is based on a Marvel comic book — but not part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe as the character’s film rights are owned by Fox — is a bit too violent, and has too much nudity and graphic language for China.
This almost makes us want to see it more…
Deadpool wouldn’t be the first film that was denied screenings in the country as just last year horror film Crimson Peak was also banned.
Instances like this happen because China does not have a ratings system; the country’s media is regulated by the State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film, and Television (SAPPRFT), and they make the call on all imported films. As a result, SAPPRFT can ban any movie for ALL ages.
This could be a pretty big blow for the comic book film as China is the world’s second largest movie market and previous movies based on Marvel characters have done quite well there.
Does this news want to make you see the action flick more or less??
[Image via 20th Century Fox.]