Deadpool will not be released in China
A new report fresh out of China (via THR) confirms that 20th Century Fox’s Deadpool has been denied a theatrical release in the country due to the film’s “violence, nudity and graphic language.” The film joins a growing list of other American movies denied release in what is becoming the largest film market in the world, including Crimson Peak, Noah, and The Dark Knight.
The film recently received an R rating in the U.S. for “strong violence and language throughout, sexual content and graphic nudity.”
Based upon Marvel Comics’ most unconventional anti-hero, Deadpool tells the origin story of former Special Forces operative turned mercenary Wade Wilson, who after being subjected to a rogue experiment that leaves him with accelerated healing powers, adopts the alter ego Deadpool. Armed with his new abilities and a dark, twisted sense of humor, Deadpool hunts down the man who nearly destroyed his life.
Ryan Reynolds stars as the title character alongside T.J. Miller as Weasel, Gina Carano as Angel Dust, Brianna Hildebrand as Negasonic Teenage Warhead, Morena Baccarin as Copycat and Ed Skrein as Ajax. The film will also feature the mutant Colossus, voiced by Serbian actor Stefan Kapicic.
Tim Miller is directing the movie from a script by Zombieland writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick. Deadpool is scheduled for a release on February 12, 2016.