“This is definitely making a billion dollars”: Deadpool & Wolverine Gets Much-Needed Box-Office Boost With 1 Decision That Some Marvel Movies Were Denied in the Past

Unlocking the Chinese box office paves the way for Deadpool & Wolverine’s promising success.

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  • Deadpool & Wolverine will now be released in China, after being approved by Beijing’s film regulators.
  • With minimal cuts, the upcoming movie gets access to the Chinese box office which will boost overall revenue.
  • Unlike some Marvel films that were denied entry in China, Deadpool & Wolverine awaits potential record-breaking success.
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In a significant turn of events, Marvel’s Deadpool & Wolverine will now enjoy a release in mainland Chinese cinemas on July 26, alongside its North American outing. With a promising place in Chinese theaters, the upcoming MCU movie secured an opportunity to catapult its box office earnings to unprecedented heights.

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Moving ahead slowly, Ryan Reynolds as Deadpool and Hugh Jackman as Wolverine in Deadpool & Wolverine
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While previous Deadpool movies faced challenges in accessing the Chinese market, Deadpool & Wolverine made it into China with minimal cuts. Approved by Beijing’s film regulators, Merc with a Mouth and Adamantium Clawed Mutant received a much-needed box-office boost that will generate staggering box-office numbers.

Deadpool & Wolverine Secured a Place in Chinese Theaters

While fans of Merc with a Mouth and Adamantium clawed mutant await the release of their highly anticipated Deadpool & Wolverine, the action flick makes headlines for unlocking access to Chinese theaters. According to reports from THR, Ryan Reynolds and Hugh Jackman‘s upcoming movie has received a green light for release on July 26 in China, simultaneous to its worldwide outing.

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Despite garnering the reputation for being arguably Marvel’s most adult franchise, Deadpool & Wolverine gets approved by Beijing’s film regulators for Chinese release. The announcement hit the news after Disney confirmed it on Monday via Marvel’s Chinese social media accounts. Meanwhile, although the studio hasn’t revealed anything about censorship changes, sources revealed that no significant cuts will be made that might alter ‘the integrity of the storytelling’ or the ‘Deadpool spirit.’

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Considering that China has emerged as a powerhouse in the global film industry, significantly contributing to a movie’s overall box office success, Deadpool & Wolverine’s Chinese release is expected to boost its box office numbers. Following in Spider-Man: Far From Home’s footsteps, which received a substantial revenue boost, even Ryan Reynolds and Hugh Jackman’s movie is set to witness immense growth.

Deadpool & Wolverine Gets Box-Office Boost Unlike Several Marvel Flicks

Meanwhile, looking back at Marvel’s access to Chinese theaters, the original Deadpool (2016) appears at the top of the list that was denied access. Produced when Marvel fever was near its all-time high, Ryan Reynolds’ inaugural film was denied a release in China because of its graphic content. Two years later, although Deadpool 2 (2018) eventually hit Chinese theaters, it wasn’t until the film was reworked into the holiday season PG-13 version known as Once Upon a Deadpool.

For a long time, Marvel movies were denied release in China due to pandemic control measures as well as for suspected political issues. According to Euro News, China had shockingly put a three-and-a-half-year ban on all Marvel movie releases in the country. After Avengers: Endgame and Spider-Man: Far From Home bagged substantial revenue, China had implemented a strict refusal policy towards Marvel movies, since 2019.

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Therefore, Thor: Love and Thunder, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, Black Widow, Spider-Man: No Way Home, Eternals, Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings became those few films that sorely disappointed fans after getting denied access to Chinese theaters. But now, a new ray of hope appeared for Deadpool & Wolverine as it overcame hurdles and secured approval, which will now elevate their box office performance to new heights.

Deadpool & Wolverine is debuting on July 26, worldwide. 

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Written by Krittika Mukherjee

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