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China lifts ban on Marvel movies

Writer: Heidi Hsia

China is one of the largest movie market worldwide
China is one of the largest movie market worldwide

19 Jan – It looks like Marvel and Disney are going to see a lot of moolah coming in, now that China is lifting its unofficial ban on its superhero movies.

THR reported that both "Black Panther: Wakanda Forever" and "Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania" will now be shown in China, with the former releasing on 7 February and the latter on the 17th of the same month.

It is noted that "Wakanda Forever" was released in theatres worldwide back in November last year.

"Quantumania" will be released in China
"Quantumania" will be released in China
The first "Black Panther" did well in China
The first "Black Panther" did well in China

The two titles did well in China back in 2018, with "Ant-Man and the Wasp" earning over USD 121.2 million and "Black Panther" making USD 105 million.

Marvel has not been able to release its movies in China in the past year, though no explanation was given by the country as to why it decided not to show these movies. Many speculated that it has something to do with Marvel hiring Chloe Zhao to direct "Eternals", the same filmmaker who angered China for her old interview in which she said that the country is "a place where there are lies everywhere".

Chloe Zhao (right) was slammed by China for her past interview
Chloe Zhao (right) was slammed by China for her past interview

Cinema Online, 19 January 2023

Related Movies:
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever (10 Nov 2022)
Ant-Man And The Wasp: Quantumania (16 Feb 2023) [Trailers]
Eternals (04 Nov 2021)

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