While just about every single comic book fan was thrilled to find out Deadpool would be awarded a well-deserved R-rating, China is a little less than enthused. The country is officially forgoing the film's February release due to the graphic language, violence, and nudity.
According to a source close to The Hollywood Reporter, Chinese authorities attempted to edit and censor the more enthralling parts of the movie before deciding that "it wasn't possible to excise the offending material without causing plot problems."
What does this mean for you? Ryan Reynolds' take as the 'Merc with a Mouth' is so insanely intense and graphic (the trailers pretty much give that way), the Chinese government couldn't remove the offensive bits with butchering the plot entirely — which means it's probably going to be even better than you imagined.
There's no doubt that the film would've done extremely well overseas (China having the world's second-largest movie market), but there's no need to fret. Promotion for Deadpool over the last couple months has found the title character cursing at kids, shooting up cars, and even promoting the film's love story subplot for you hopeless romantics out there. Despite China's prudishness, we predict the film will do juuuuust fine.