Some bad news for those in China looking forward to seeing Deadpool.
Chinese censors have decided to ban Deadpool due to its risqué content. According to media reports from the region, the film has been denied permission to screen due its violence, language and nudity.
This development is a bit of a blow for Fox, since China is now the world’s second-biggest movie market. Of course, there’s always the possibility that Fox edits the film for a China release.
The Motion Picture Association of America gave the film an R-rating in the U.S., citing “strong violence and language throughout, sexual content and graphic nudity.” The Australian Classification Board is yet to give the film a rating.
Starring Ryan Reynolds as the titular ‘merc with a mouth,’ Deadpool tells the origin story of Wade Wilson, a former Special Forces operative who is given accelerated healing powers after a rogue experiment. The film opens in Australia on February 11 and the U.S. on February 12.