With the release of Deadpool set for next month, Fox's R-rated 'anti-superhero' movie won't be released in China. According to local media reports, Deadpool has been denied permission to screen in China over its "violence, nudity and graphic language", reports The Hollywood Reporter.
China's censorship authorities usually work with Hollywood studios to create more family-friendly versions of their R-rated counterparts, but sources close to Deadpool say it just wasn't to start cutting away at the movie, as it was not possible without causing plot problems. China also has no rating system, which makes it much harder to maintain strict lines for movies - with SAPPRFT (State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television - China's media regulator - has the final judgment on film imports.
But Marvel movies have done big business in China, so we're sure Deadpool will find its way into the country. Considering Avengers: Age of Ultron made $240 million in China, while Guardians of the Galaxy pulled in $96.4 million, and Ant-Man with $105.4 million, Chinese audiences will be begging to see Deadpool once the reviews start rolling in when it hits theaters on February 12.
Marvel's Jessica Jones was one of my favorite shows of 2015, but Netflix has now announced that it has been renewed for a second season.
The second season of Jessica Jones will include 13 new episodes, which will be aired sometime later this year, hopefully. The second season of Daredevil is right around the corner, with it dropping onto Netflix on March. Showrunner Melissa Rosenberg said: "She ends in a very different place than she started off. She's still going to be Jessica Jones â that is not going to change. She will continue to drink and make mistakes and accidentally drop people onto train tracks, but something has changed for her by the end of this season, and I'd just love to explore that in the second season".
The first season of Mr. Robot was incredible, with the second season of USA's show arriving in the summer. Series creator Sam Esmail has started teasing what we'll see with S2 with Entertainment Weekly. Esmail wouldn't talk details of the second season, but he did tease where Elliot's relationship with Mr. Robot was headed - so if you haven't watched the first season - SPOILERS AHEAD.
Esmail said that after revealing Mr. Robot as a figment of Elliot's deranged mind, and not Elliot's father like most wanted, the show will push into the complexity of that imaginary relationship, instead of typing up the loose ends on it. Esmail said: "There will be a lot more backstory that will be shown, the timeline will get a little clearer - not 100 percent clear, because where's the fun in that? But a little clearer. It really is about Elliot trying to reconcile what this means in seeing Mr. Robot".
During the first season, Elliot was dealing with trying to work out what was real, and what was a delusion of his own mind. In the second season, Elliot will be continuing this fight, working through his hyperactive imagination. Esmail said that S2 will have less "reveal" moments, adding that he said the biggest "gotcha" moments in S1 were part of the storyline before the director's yelled 'action', he wants to focus on the relationships of the characters, instead of surprising the audience constantly.
WarnerBros is going full steam ahead with Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice clips, with the latest TV spot airing during a recent episode of Conan.
The TV spot doesn't show much new, but what it does show is Superman ripping open the doors to the Batmobile, and being a menace to Batman. Superman says "next time they shine your light in the sky, don't go to it. The Bat is dead. Bury it."
Batman seems pissed, responding with "tell me, do you bleed?" with Superman looking at him like he's nothing - and then flying away. Batman looks to the skies, adding "you will".
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice will hit cinemas on March 25, and I for one, cannot wait.
We're so close to the fourth season of Netflix's hit original show House of Cards, with the new "The Leader We Deserve" trailer showing Frank Underwood's journey so far.
The trailer premiered during the Golden Globes last night, and concentrates on its main character: Kevin Spacey's Frank Underwood. This is the first proper teaser for the full season, with the previous teasers being faux campaign ads for Underwood and his Presidency within House of Cards.
Two new photos have surfaced from the upcoming Assassin's Creed movie that seem to show both the more modern setting as well as quite the action packed historic backdrop.
Now we can sort of see that the larger plot elements are at least being taken into consideration. There's no explanation as to what kind of captivity Michael Fassbender's character is in, though at least it's in the modern age, or the near future. How they plan on working in the Animus will be interesting.
Now the second shot, below and after the break, is far more action packed and set in what should be 15th Century Spain, which is the era that Fassbender's character is from. But the clothing and other elements actually look like they could be from an earlier time. Regardless, for two hours in 2017, we'll get to watch someone be sneaky and skulk in the shadows while looking for secrets to save the world, instead of playing it ourselves.
CES 2016 - After rumors that the second season of Daredevil would premiere against Batman v Superman, Netflix has set the record straight: Daredevil's second season will premiere on March 18 at 12:01AM PST.
Marvel has since released a teaser trailer for Daredevil's second season, teasing Matt Murdock's battles throughout the binge-worthy season. If you haven't watched the first season already, you need to load it up right now.
Daredevil was one of the best Netflix shows from 2015, with season two rumored to drop on March 25, the same day that Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice flies into theaters.
The rumor is coming from sources of ComicBook.com, but Netflix and Marvel haven't confirmed the news just yet. Daredevil's first season premiered on April 10, 2015 - so the second season would be arriving a little earlier. Most people seem to think this is a big problem for Warner Bros., as it will somehow stop people from going and seeing Batman v Superman, but I don't think that'll be an issue.
Netflix binges are enjoyed at home, on the train, or wherever you are - whereas Batman v Superman will be an event in itself, going to the theater to see something that has never happened before - Batman and Superman being featured in a movie together.
Batman v Superman is only three months away from its debut, with Entertainment Weekly getting its hands-on two new photos of the Batcave featured in the movie.
Ben Affleck is playing Bruce Wayne/Batman, with his new Batcave stocked to the walls with armor, weapons, cars, gadgets and more. This iteration of the Batcave is cemented in reality, with director Zack Snyder and his collaborators creating an entire line of next-gen technology and design choices that a billionaire would make.
Remember that Batman is long established in this world, so with a near unlimited budget, this is what he would do - especially given the 10-year-plus timeframe that Batman has been in the world for. Ben Affleck talked with EW, where he said: "[Batman] represents human beings, mortal men. In a world of Flashes and Aquamen and Supermen, there needs to be that guy. It's interesting that he became the leader of the Justice League in the books - I'm not sure how that'll play out here - but his humanity is also an asset".
Jeremy Irons, who plays Alfred, added: "Alfred is a lot more hands-on in our film than he has previously been. He's a bit of a grease monkey, and he's very involved in the decisions Bruce makes".
What was the most pirated movie of 2015? Interstellar. Christopher Nolan's space epic, according to the best estimates, was downloaded 46.7 million times.
Coming in second place was Furious 7 with 44.7 million downloads, and Avengers: Age of Ultron with 41.5 million. Excipio tracks BitTorrent downloads, noting that there were 36.8 million downloads of Jurassic World, and 36.4 million for Mad Max: Fury Road. Here's the full list and their exact downloads:
These numbers wouldn't include downloads through VPNs, Usenet and other underground sources - so I'd expect these numbers to be quite conservative. Considering how Hollywood loves to bang on the 'piracy kills profits' drum, we have hundreds of millions of collective downloads here, yet Star Wars: The Force Awakens was the fastest movie to reach $1 billion, and before it Jurassic World make a Titanic amount of money.