Headlines from China: Lou Ye’s ‘The Shadow Play’ to Release on Schedule Despite Cancellation Rumor

Lou Ye’s ‘The Shadow Play’ to Release on Schedule Despite Cancellation Rumor

Recently, rumors were circulated on the internet that the upcoming theatrical release of Lou Ye’s film The Shadow Play had been cancelled. Today, it was announced on the film’s official Weibo account that the film would be released as scheduled. The account posted a film poster, which said that “Thank you everyone. The film will be released on schedule. Cinema will help us remember us and our time.” The Shadow Play has been screened at the Berlin International Film Festival and the Golden Horse Film Festival. Director Lou Ye mentioned in an interview that making the film pass the Chinese censorship was the most difficult experience in his career. The whole process was very complicated and took two years. Read more on Sohu

‘Avengers: End Game’ to Premiere in China Two Days Earlier than the U.S.

Marvel’s latest superhero film Avengers: Endgame has been scheduled for a China release on April 24, two days earlier than its release date in North America. The film’s premiere ceremony of China has been set in Shanghai on April 18. After the news came out, Marvel Studios has begun releasing the stars of the film that will attend the ceremony, along with a series of film character posters setting in Shanghai. As of press time, celebrities that has been confirmed for attendance include “Ant-man” Paul Rudd, “Hawkeye” Jeremy Renner, “Thor” Chris Hemsworth,  “Captain America” Chris Evans, and “Iron Man” Robert Downey Jr. Read more on Mtime

Paramount’s ‘Wonder Park’ Set for China Release

Paramount’s 3D animated film Wonder Park has been scheduled for release in China on April 19, 2019. A Chinese film poster with the release date has also been released. Co-produced by Spain and the US and starring Jennifer Garner, Matthew Broderick, Mila Kunis, and John Oliver, the film tells the story of a creative girl who makes a magic amusement park based on the fantasy world in her imagination. The film is the directorial debut of Dylan Brown, who previously worked for Pixar Animation Studios.  Read more on Mtime