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Black Panther: Wakanda Forever is an American superhero movie produced by Marvel Studios and distributed by Walt Disney Studios, serving as the sequel to Black Panther and a tribute to the late actor Chadwick Boseman. The film was released in theaters in North America on November 11, 2022. It is the final feature film of Phase Four in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The film was censored in Kuwait, resulting in slightly over 1 minute of cuts.[1] It had also been banned for some time in China, delaying its theatrical release there.

Censorship[]

Chinese censorship[]

  • The film was not permitted to be released in China for official reasons unknown. Eventually, after the Chinese government ended the ban on films produced by Marvel Studios, it and Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania were given release dates in mainland China. Black Panther: Wakanda Forever was released in theaters in mainland China on February 7, 2023, three months after it was released in Hong Kong and Taiwan.[2]

Kuwait censorship[]

  • A lesbian scene in which Aneka kisses Ayo on the forehead was cut from the theatrical version of the film shown in Kuwait. Homosexuality is illegal in Kuwait and many other Arab (and by extension, Islamic) nations.
  • A scene where a woman gives birth to a child and says, "A god to his people," was cut, possibly due to the word "god".

Where to find it uncensored[]

Every other country in the Middle East and Gulf regions (including Saudi Arabia) has allowed the movie to be shown uncensored in theaters.

References[]

  1. LGBTQ Scene Among Cuts Made to ‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’ for Kuwait Release by Alex Ritman, The Hollywood Reporter. 2022-11-11.
  2. Marvel films are returning to China after three years of an apparent ban by Jennifer Jett and Isaac Lee, NBC News. 2023-01-18.

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