Ryan Reynolds has, apparently, exerted tremendous effort to gain the highly lucrative attention of audiences from mainland China for his latest film, “Deadpool 2.”
Emphasizing on the importance of his presence in the Chinese capital, the actor mentioned that he even had to cancel his scheduled arm treatment appointment with his surgeon.
According to Statista, in 2017, China had over 1.6 billion moviegoers which translated to a huge population of cinema enthusiasts.
Reynolds, who is also the co-scriptwriter and one of the producers of the latest superhero movie, inevitably would not want the Asian country’s viewers to miss his film.
2019 is a lucky year for the Hollywood star who plays the lead character, Wade Robinson, in “Deadpool 2.”
China has given the green light to present his film in theaters after it passed the highly stringent censorship rules of the Middle Kingdom.
In order for the Chinese audience to better embrace the movie, some of its features have been altered.
Released in the US as “Once Upon a Deadpool” for its PG-13 edition in December, the film is translated into Mandarin and released in China as “Deadpool 2: Wo Ai Wo Jia (I Love My Family).”
Citing it as his “dream come true,” the premiere of “Deadpool 2” in Beijing on Sunday involved Reynolds having photo opportunities with the Chinese “Deadpool” enthusiasts on the red carpet.
In addition, on Instagram, he shared an image of himself with the Beijing skyline in the background.
The 42-year-old Hollywood celebrity expressed his immense gratitude to the Chinese film authorities for allowing his work to be consumed by the local audiences.
Reynolds was also seen wearing a Chinese opera headdress and posing with Chinese hand drums.
Furthermore, to further attract followers, the actor consumed candied tanghulu, a traditional treat in Beijing which looks like dazzling, vermillion sticks.
Reynolds agreed with the nickname given by the Chinese audiences to Deadpool which is “Little Jianjian” or abominable little fellow in English.
He cited that it was perfect and could be used in the possible sequel “Deadpool 3,” titling it as “Deadpool 3: Little Bitchy Bitch.”
The first “Deadpool” movie was unsuccessful in entering China because of scenes involving profanity, bloodshed, and violence.
However, this time around, “Deadpool 2” is reported to have met the requirements of China’s strict laws pertaining to film regulation.
It will be shown in Chinese cinemas beginning Friday, January 25.