Here’s why Thor: Love and Thunder will likely remain banned in China forever and ever…
Thor: Love and Thunder Has Not Been Approved In China!
Film regulators in China do not explain or comment publicly why they refuse to approve any movie, but anyone with more two neurons in their brains will be able to connect the dots.
Just like how Lightyear got banned for a brief kiss between two female characters, it seems that Chinese censors have no love for LGBT themes in Thor: Love and Thunder.
This was confirmed by two The Hollywood Reporter sources in China who said that Thor: Love and Thunder will likely remain banned because of LGBTQ+ themes in the movie.
Sources at two major cinema chains in China tell The Hollywood Reporter that they expect Thor 4 will face the same fate as Pixar’s Lightyear: denied censorship approval because of fleeting moments in the movie involving LGBTQ characters.
What LGTBQ+ Scenes In Thor: Love and Thunder Concern China?
Thor: Love and Thunder was already postponed in Malaysia, allegedly over Thor’s butt cheeks. Perhaps this is also an issue for Chinese censors, but they are more concerned about its LGBTQ+ scenes.
Just how many LGBTQ+ scenes are there really? And how controversial are these scenes?
- Bisexual Asgardian King Valkyrie (Tessa Thomson) kisses a maiden’s hand
- At two other scenes, characters reference and discuss King Valkyrie’s late girlfriend.
- Korg (Taika Waititi) is shown to be gay.
- Korg references having two dads.
- Korg settles down with a fellow Korean named Dwayne.
Thor: Love and Thunder Is 6th MCU Movie To Be Banned In China
Thor: Love and Thunder will just join a rather long list of Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) movies banned in China.
Black Widow : It was released in May 2021, during the Chinese summer movie season, when there is usually a blackout of foreign movies.
Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings : It was not approved in China, after 2017 comments by actor Simu Liu resurfaced, in which he called China a “third world” country.
Eternals : It was apparently not approved, after a 2013 interview with China-born director Chloé Zhao resurfaced, in which she said that “there are lies everywhere” in the country.
Spider-Man: No Way Home : Hilariously, Chinese censors wanted Sony to remove the Statue of Liberty from the movie. Perhaps they should have asked David Copperfield instead…
Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness : It was not approved because of a scene in which a newspaper kiosk appeared with the Epoch Times visible.
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