Warner Bros. has decided to take a pass on releasing The Dark Knight in China, says Variety.
The studio, which has seen foreign grosses top $465 million for the film, made the disclosure in a statement Tuesday.
“Based on a number of pre-release conditions that are being attached to ‘The Dark Knight’ as well as cultural sensitivities to some elements of the film, we have opted to forego a theatrical release of the film in China,” Warner said.
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AKA: ‘we really fucked up by being so rediculously stupid as to not have released it in China at the same time that we released it other places. How the hell did we forget that the internet exists? We decided to just say ‘fuck it’ because everyone that’s wanted to see it has already seen it.”