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Deadpool will NOT get a release in China due to sex and violence…

January 18th, 2016 by Matt Gault Comments


Deadpool has just been delivered its first sizeable hit. As fanboys worldwide ramp up the anticipation for the Ryan Reynolds-starring anti-superhero film, China’s censors have remained distinctly unenthused – and have thus decided not to release the film.

According to widespread local media reports, Deadpool, which was produced by 20th Century Fox and based on the Marvel comic book character, has been denied permission to screen in China due to its violence, nudity and graphic language.

Although the country usually edits R-rated films under its censorship laws, apparently in the case of Deadpool​, cutting it would compromise plot points.

It’s a blow too FOX as most comicbook/sci-fi movies enjoy great success with previous films in China, like Avengers: Age of Ultron, Guardians of the Galaxy and Ant-Man. The lack of Chinese market will hurt the movie’s overall box-office.

Deadpool co-stars T.J. Miller, Morena Baccarin and Brianna Hildebrand. It tells the origin story of former Special Forces operative turned mercenary Wade Wilson (Reynolds), who after being subjected to a rogue experiment that leaves him with accelerated healing powers, adopts the alter ego Deadpool.

Deadpool will definitely be released in the UK on February 10 and US on February 12. 

Source: Squareeyed

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Matt Gault is a sports writer and film fanatic. He is a fully-qualified journalist and has worked for BBCNI, Sunday Life and has been published on The Guardian's website. He interns at REDNI, sub-editing for the Belfast Telegraph. He studied at Queen's University pretending to like history and literature and then University of Ulster Coleraine, where he slacked off enormously for a year and somehow got away with it. He also enjoys Captain Morgans, The Sopranos, Led Zeppelin and Hunter S. Thompson which makes him a remarkably uninteresting person.