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According to source here, Deadpool has been denied a release in China (the world's second-largest movie market) due to its violence, nudity, and language. Typically, Chinese censors work with Hollywood Studios to remove and amend content and come to an agreement, but in the case of Deadpool the offending material made up so much of the film's fabric that it would have been impossible to edit it out.
Last year China almost single-handedly turned Terminator: Genisys into a moderate hit, and the year before that it added $300 million to the global box office purse of Transformers: Age of Extinction. Superhero movies tend to do well in China too, with recent hits such as Avengers: Age of Ultron, Ant-Man, and Guardians of the Galaxy all posting big numbers.
The movie doesn't make a decent amount of money when it's released next month, it could mean studios would hesitate making other R rated superhero projects.
Ryan Reynolds starrer will hit the UK screens on February 4, 2016 and later USA screens on February 12, 2016
Very true. I think a lot of people in the States underestimate the Chinese market because there's so much emphasis on opening weekend here- and that always happens in the U.S. first. But unlike the MCU which is owned by Disney I think this kind of publicity might help the Deadpool movie- at least here. Some fans have complained that Disney owning many of the Marvel heroes means that they're toned down, so this kind of thing will appeal to that group of fans
China likes to have restrictions on media, so this doesn't surprise me. Somehow I think it'll break into their economy though. It seems like just the type of entertainment they would love!
Eh, like I said on a previous post about this, I'm not surprised by this at all. I'm also kind of proud that they didn't distort the story just to get it to pass. Let's face it, any person that reads Deadpool knows exactly what kind of story, dialogue, attitude, etc. they should be getting. To compromise on that, would have been a huge disservice in this case. I know it's important in the industry, but some people care about things other than money... *shrug*
Now that I'm thinking about it, they'll probably be able to sell a lot of merch there. Nothing makes people want something like telling them they can't have it
We learned that lesson from little kids @shannonl5