Deadpool 2 receives a new title upon its release in China and it may not mean a lot to us in America, but it sure does to Chinese audiences.
Upon its official premiere in China, Deadpool 2 has donned a quite unusual new name for us westerners. Chinese will know the film as Deadpool 2: I Love My Family. It seems the new title is a shout-out to a classic Chinese sitcom with the same name. The show aired between 1993 and 1994 and it was reportedly one of the most successful shows to air in China. The series didn’t release in America at the time, so little is known to us about what made it so great.
Even after its release months ago in America and Europe, China was still not up to date with Wade Wilson’s shenanigans alongside Cable, Domino, and the X-Force in Deadpool 2. It seems that Chinese authorities are rather meticulous to what is shown in TV and movie theaters in their country so the American cut of the film wasn’t approved to be shown there. It was only months later, even after the release of its other moderated cut Once Upon A Deadpool, that the Chinese government approved its release.
Ryan Reynolds is in China at the moment promoting the film and even talking about Deadpool 3. We still don’t know how the Chinese version of Deadpool 2 differs from the original cut, but we’ll be sure to let you know if something comes up.
If you’ve seen I Love My Family, let us know in the comment section below how it may relate to Deadpool 2!
Here’s the synopsis for Deadpool 2:
After surviving a near fatal bovine attack, a disfigured cafeteria chef (Wade Wilson) struggles to fulfill his dream of becoming Mayberry’s hottest bartender while also learning to cope with his lost sense of taste. Searching to regain his spice for life, as well as a flux capacitor, Wade must battle ninjas, the yakuza, and a pack of sexually aggressive canines, as he journeys around the world to discover the importance of family, friendship, and flavor – finding a new taste for adventure and earning the coveted coffee mug title of World’s Best Lover.
Directed by David Leith from a script written by Rhett Reese & Paul Wernick & Ryan Reynolds, Deadpool 2 stars Ryan Reynolds, Josh Brolin, Morena Baccarin, Julian Dennison, Zazie Beetz, T.J. Miller, Brianna Hildebrand, and Jack Kesy.
Deadpool 2 is now available on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-Ray, DVD, and Digital HD.