China has “denied” Fox the permission to screen its upcoming superhero film Deadpool the opportunity to screen in the country. Because of the graphic content, which includes vulgar language, violence, and nudity, Deadpool will not be coming to China.
According to “sources close to the Deadpool decision,” cutting out graphic content or censoring it could not happen without “causing plot problems.” Removing the graphic content would jeopardize the plot, and therefore the film will not be screened in China.
China is the second-largest theatrical market globally, so Fox will surely take a hit financially by not being able to sell to the Chinese market.
Deadpool will release stateside February 12, just in time for Valentine’s Day/Singles Awareness Day.
This news comes from THR and you can read the original report here.