Though previously blocked from release in China back in 2016, Tim Miller's Deadpool will finally debut in The Middle Kingdom this year as part of the Beijing Film Festival.
The X-Men spinoff was not given import approval by Chinese regulators and failed to be included as part of the annual revenue sharing quota back in 2016. Though no explanation was provided by regulators, many concluded that the movie was just too subversive for the regulators’ definition of mainstream acceptability.
Deadpool will play as part of the Beijing Film Panorama section, which features outstanding, classic and rarely seen films. A black and white cut of Logan and both of the X-Men trilogies will also screen as part of the Beijing Film Festival.
The festival revealed that a jury including director Rob Cohen, Chinese actor Duan Yihong, Taiwanese actress Shu Qi, Polish composer Jan Kaczmarek, Romanian director Calin Peter Netzer, and Ruben Outland will also be present to hand out 10 Tiantan Awards at the event.
The 2018 Beijing Film Festival runs from April 15th - 22nd.
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