Ant-Man is a 2015 film distributed by Marvel Studios, directed by Peyton Reed, and starring Paul Rudd in the titular lead role. On the Australian network ABC Me, some scenes and language were censored in order to get it a "G" rating (and the only film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe to do so on the channel, surprisingly enough).


Australian censorship[]

ABC Me[]

In order to match the channel's target audience, a few scenes and some language was censored, somehow giving it a "G" rating in stark contrast to the other Marvel Cinematic Universe films, having been given a "PG-LV"/"PG-V"/"PG-VH" rating. The film was premiered on the channel on August 20, 2016 at 3:20pm (Sydney time). The censorship is as follows:

  • The opening scene in 1989 is cut, instead skipping immediately to the Marvel logo.
  • The bar scene is always cut.
  • The line "My days of breaking into places and stealing shit are done." is changed to "My days of breaking into places and stealing junk are done."
  • The line "I want you to break into a place and steal some shit." is changed to "I want you to break into a place and steal some things."
  • The line "That's like some David Copperfield shit." is changed to "That's like some David Copperfield stuff."
  • The line "You're full of shit." is changed to "You're full of lies."
  • The word "bullshit" is muted.
  • The line "Scotty! What's up, man! Damn!" is changed to "Scotty! What's up, man! Wow!"
  • The line "Damn! They find out who you are?" is changed to "Ooh! They find out who you are?"
  • The line "Damn! Alarm is dead." is changed to "Darn! Alarm is dead."
  • The line "Get on the damn ant, Scott!" is shortened to "Get on, Scott!"
  • The line "Damn, that was a good speech." is shortened to "That was a good speech."
  • The line "Damn! Whoa! That's so cool!" is changed to "Dang! Whoa! That's so cool!"
  • The line "Damn!" in Luis' story is changed to "Wow!"
  • The line "It's about damn time!" is shortened to "It's about time!"
  • The word "ass-hat" is changed to "pass-hat".
  • In fact, every mentioning of the word "ass" is changed to "pass"/"butt".
  • Every mentioning of the word "hell" is changed to "heck"/"hey".
  • The line "You mean you're a pussy?" is changed to "You mean you're a wussy?"
  • The use of "God damn it!" is changed to "Gosh darn it!"
  • The line "You son of a bitch!" is changed to "You son of a snitch!"

However, despite all this and the film being re-rated "G", the violence is still left intact.

Where to find it uncensored[]

The DVD and Blu-ray home videos are uncensored. Hulu and other streaming services carry it uncensored.

External links[]

  • Ant-Man at the Marvel Cinematic Universe Wiki