“Deadpool” Gets Banned In China
Deadpool, Marvel's upcoming R-rated anti-superhero film, has been banned in China, the world's second largest movie market.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the upcoming film has been denied permission to screen in China "due to its violence, nudity and graphic language."
Because China has no ratings system, the country's media regulator, SAPPRFT (State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television), makes judgments on all film imports, approving or banning them for consumption by Chinese viewers of all ages.
Unable to premiere in China, Deadpool could miss out on big revenue. Previous Marvel films did huge business in China, which is now the world's second-largest theatrical market. Avengers: Age of Ultron grossed $240 million last summer, while Guardians of the Galaxy and Ant-Man grossed $96.4 million and $105.4 million, respectively.
Deadpool drops Stateside on Feb. 12.