Earlier in the week, we revealed to you; how the famous superhero Iron Man was connected to to the movie Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, thanks to; a particular character. And while Marvel Studios's latest film has just been released in France, few days, it seems that the second installment of Black Pantherencounters some difficulties in internationally, and especially in China.
the trend continues
Released on November 9 in French cinemas, the film Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, directed by by Ryan Coogler, is the seventh and final installment in Phase IV of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). But at Like its predecessors, Marvel Studios.s latest film will not be able to benefit from a Chinese release, again for censorship reasons.
< p>Indeed, it's been some time now. that China seems to strongly oppose Hollywood productions of superheroes. Faced with the numerous censorship measures imposed by the Chinese government, several MCU films have been banned. stuck at border of the country, this is particularly the case of Spider-Man: No Way Home released last year; re, but also of Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. More recently, it was the film Thor: Love and Thunder which was given the right to be released. similar treatment.
And everything leaves & agrave; to think that Black Panther 2 is part of the same trend, if we believe what reports us The Hollywood Reporter. It would therefore seem that the Chinese authorities have once again refused to to screen the Marvel Studios film, in particular because of the existence of a sequence featuring an LGBT couple, thus echoing the previous arguments put forward ;s by the Chinese government, which regularly opposes any depiction of homosexuality. An argument that will also apply to Kuwait, which has also just banned the film in its country.
And even though the latest installment of Jon Watts' Spider-Man trilogy has shown that it was possible to achieve record revenues without having recourse to the Chinese box office,the latter nevertheless represents a market share; significant for producers. But the latter seem to have decided not to censor their films to satisfy the measures of these governments, thus depriving themselves of a substantial share of income.
But the fact is that 'It's not just Marvel Studios that's on the sidelines in China. Indeed, the DC Extended Universe (DCEU) of Warner Bros. would face to similar problems, especially with the release of Black Adam. Always according to The Hollywood Reporter, Dwayne Johnson's film would also be threatened, although it is not known exactly why. Some suggest that this is partly due to Pierce Brosnan, who will play Doctor Fate in the film, after he shared a photo with the Dalai Lama, almost 20 years ago.
And to find out why Namor is as powerful as these two Avengers according to the director of Black Panther 2< /em>, see our previous article on the subject, right here.