Deadpool Banned In China Due To Graphic Violence
Fanboys worldwide are agog with anticipation for the upcoming release of Fox’s R-rated ‘anti-superhero’ movie Deadpool — it got the most rousing reception of any title previewed at Comic Con last year — but China’s censors have taken a far less enthusiastic view of 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.
China’s censorship authorities often work with the Hollywood studios to create cleaned-up special cuts of R-rated movies, but sources close to the Deadpool decision say it wasn’t possible to excise the offending material without causing plot problems.
China has no ratings system, so the country’s media regulator, the State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television (SAPPRFT), makes an up-down judgment on all film imports, approving or banning them for consumption by Chinese viewers of all ages.
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