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Suicide Squad faces ban in China

August 5th, 2016 by Marc Comments

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Could Suicide Squad be facing a ban in one of the world’s most lucrative box office markets?

Well, according to The Hollywood Reporter, the DC/Warner Bros. movie may not be released in China due to it’s dark content.

It is believed that David Ayer’s film cost $175 million and needs to earn $750-800 million just to break even. If it is banned in China then  this figure may struggle to be achieved.

THR said that “China Film Group, the state-backed distributor that handles the import of all foreign films, hasn’t put the movie on its internal release calendar, which is typically set at least two months in advance”.

Warner Bros. retitled the film “Special Task Force X” for China, however it appears that it has run up against official guidelines, which states, “propagating passive or negative outlook on life, worldview and value system” is verboten.

Source: THR

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Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….