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Malaysia Officially Bans Thor: Love and Thunder!

Malaysia just officially banned the release of Thor : Love and Thunder, likely over censorship requirements!


Earlier : Thor : Love and Thunder Postponed!

Thor : Love and Thunder was scheduled to be launched in Malaysia on July 7, in line with the global release (July 8 in the United States).

Cinemas had already opened up booking for the tickets, with many Malaysians purchasing them in advance.

However, on 1 July 2022 came the shocking announcementthe release date for Thor : Love and Thunder in Malaysia has been postponed for two weeks, to 21 July 2022!

Then, on 13 July 2022, Disney postponed the release of Thor : Love and Thunder in Malaysia indefinitely.

Read more : Why Thor: Love and Thunder Is Likely Banned In China!


Now : Thor : Love and Thunder Officially Cancelled

Unfortunately, on 28 July 2022, Disney announced that Thor : Love and Thunder would not be released in Malaysia.

This was announced by Malaysian cinema chain, GSC :

THOR: Love and Takde. Officially. ⚡️💔

Dear Valued Customers,

Please be informed that Disney has updated us that Marvel Studios’ Thor: Love and Thunder will not be releasing in Malaysia after all.

We appreciate your patience and we apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Please buy our merchandise ok.

We Malaysians all saw this coming, didn’t we?


Thor : Love and Thunder Faced Censorship Hurdles

It is currently unknown why the release date for Thor : Love and Thunder in Malaysia was banned from its cinematic release.

But Malaysians have long expected the film to be censored, especially the scene of Thor’s naked butt.  As director Taika Waititi shared, the movie will showcase Chris Hemsworth’s mighty cheeks in their full glory.

So it was possible that the earlier delay was to allow certain cuts or mosaicking to be made to the film to allay the delicate sensitivities of the Film Censorship Board of Malaysia. Unlike the brief LGBT kiss that got Lightyear banned in Malaysia and 14 other countries, it seems that Disney may be open to at least blurring Thor’s ass.

Read more : The Brief Kiss That Got Lightyear Banned In 14+ Countries!

There is also the “sensitive” issue of LGBTQ+ themes that have already gotten the movie banned in China. There are several short LGBTQ+ scenes in the movie.

But censoring them is likely a line too far for Disney / Marvel to cross.

  • 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.

It is likely that Malaysian film censors could not accept those short LGBTQ+ scenes either, and so Thor: Love and Thunder ended up banned from being shown in the cinemas, like in China.


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Lenovo Fans The First To Watch Warcraft Movie

Malaysia, 27 May 2016 – Global technology leader Lenovo, announced that they will be partnering with United International Pictures (UIP) for the premiere of the upcoming movie, Warcraft: The Beginning. Lenovo is thrilled to be part of this partnership to ensure that Lenovo customers everywhere are first to watch the Warcraft movie. Enthusiasts will also get to enjoy a range of exclusive premiums as well as opportunities to get up close at cinemas, to Lenovo devices optimized for high-fidelity sound, arresting graphics and a satisfying media experience.

As part of Lenovo’s overall strategy to ‘Never Stand Still’, the world’s number one PC maker saw an opportunity to continue developing their customer communities’ range and quality of experiences, on top of providing innovating devices that meet the latter’s diverse and evolving computing needs. This partnership with UIP will help extend Lenovo’s gaming customers’ experience on their PCs and portable screens to the big screen, in line with Lenovo’s brand commitment to offer seamless access to content.

This partnership with UIP also aligns with two of the three passion points created for Lenovo’s consumer business, namely Gaming and Movies (the third passion point being Music). Lenovo sees strong potential in each of these passion points, and will continue to develop partnerships and devices that deliver immersive and enriching experiences – such as, in this case combining passion for Games with passion for Movies.

Lenovo’s brand is known around the world for consistently enlarging the area in which device engineering and human requirement meet to spark innovation. This has placed Lenovo in the position of being the world’s leading technology company, offering a broad spectrum of products to suit any need or desire, in any situation. Now through this landmark partnership with UIP, gaming enthusiasts and anyone who enjoys a cinematic ride will go further into the high stakes, engrossing world of Warcraft than ever before.

As part of the Lenovo-UIP partnership for Warcraft: The Beginning, Lenovo Malaysia will be running a campaign from Wednesday, 1 June 2016 to Friday, 15 July 2016. During this period, the first 250 customers who purchase selected Lenovo devices will be eligible to redeem Steam vouchers, Lenovo Gaming Mouse, official Warcraft T-shirts as well as movie vouchers.

Fans of the movie can also stand a chance to win tickets to Warcraft: The Beginning through contests on Lenovo Malaysia’s Facebook page starting Friday, 20 May 2016.

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Warcraft Movie Roadshow Location

Together with Golden Screen Cinemas, there will also be several roadshows nationwide for fans to have a first-hand experience of Lenovo devices and stand a chance to win some exciting prizes. The roadshow location and dates are as follows :


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