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Marvel’s “Eternals” and “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings” May Be Blocked From Release in China

A list of release dates for Marvel Cinematic Universe Phase 4 movies aired by Chinese news station CCTV6 has sparked speculation. Of the ten upcoming Marvel films, two were conspicuously absent from the lineup: Eternals and Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, both of which are set to release this year.

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Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings stars three Chinese actors: Simu Liu, Tony Leung Chiu-wai, and Michelle Yeoh. Eternals is directed by Chinese Oscar winner Chloé Zhao.

All films released in China must undergo review and receive government approval due to censorship laws. This is not the first time China has blocked a Disney film from release. 2018’s Christopher Robin was likewise banned from the market.

No confirmation has been given by Disney or Marvel representatives at this time.

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May
May
5 months ago

Why should China care about a Marvel movie? Avengers End Game did great in China. Unless there’s something in the plot that is making the Chinese mad.

Last edited 5 months ago by May
J Statt
J Statt
5 months ago
Reply to  May

That’s obviously what it is. It says so in the article. They will censor a film if they do not like the plot. Eternals is likely blocked due to its LGBT characters, I’m not sure why Shang Chi would be. Disney seemed to be basically producing that one specifically for Chinese audiences (and no, not just because he is Asian).

figmentfan
figmentfan
5 months ago
Reply to  May

You don’t understand how censorship and control works, do you?

May
May
5 months ago

Interesting. Maybe after Mulan live action, China is wary of these Disney Chinese movies.

Last edited 5 months ago by May