Two more Hollywood productions have been approved for release in China.
Warner Bros.’ The Lego Batman Movie and Disney’s Beauty and the Beast have both secured China release dates.
The Lego Batman Movie will be released on March 3, a week after Regency Enterprises’ Assassin’s Creed hits screens. The film comes out in North America on February 10.
It will be featured in 2D, 3D, IMAX3D and Chinese Giant Screen 3D formats.
The announcement is good news for Merlin Entertainments, who, in 2015, announced they would open a Legoland park in Shanghai in partnership with China Media Capital (CMC).
2014’s The Lego Movie failed to be approved by Chinese film regulators, according to Lego Group’s CEO.
Meanwhile, Beauty And The Beast has secured a day-and-date release with North America on March 17.
Promotional materials, including a Chinese New Year video greeting from stars Emma Watson, Dan Stevens, Luke Evans, and Josh Gad as well as a Chinese movie poster have been released on Chinese social media.
Watson boasts over half a million followers on Weibo but hasn’t sent out a new post since late 2013, prompting some fans to wonder if she’s lost her password.