China Allows Marvel Movies To Resume, Set Dates For Black Panther And Ant-Man Sequels

Daniel Broadway (Reuters)

Los Angeles, USA ●
Wednesday, January 18, 2023

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Walt Disney Co’s DIS.N Marvel Studios announced a February release date on Tuesday. black panther When Ant-Man This marks the first time in almost four years that a communist country has allowed a Marvel movie to be shown in cinemas.

black panther: Wakanda Forever Arrived at Chinese theaters on February 7, followed by Ahnt-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania On February 17, Marvel made the announcement on Chinese social media network Weibo.

Ant-Man & Wasp: Quantumaniasthe third film about a superhero who can be shrunk to the size of an insect, will premiere in China on the same day as the United States. Wakanda: foreverthe sequel to the 2018 blockbuster black pantherdebuted in theaters worldwide in November.

Losses in the Chinese market in recent years have cost Disney tens of millions of dollars.first time black panther won $105 million in Chinese theaters, second only to Ant-Man According to Box Office Mojo, the movie made $121 million.

The February release will be the first Marvel film to hit Chinese theaters since ‘Spider-Man: Far From Home’ in July 2019.

Chinese authorities have not explained why they did not allow other films, including: Eternals When Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Wheels play domestically.

Disney turned down film editing requests from some countries. Eternals When Doctor Strange and the Mad Multiverse Remove references to same-sex relationships.

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