Indonesia’s Film Censorship Institute has announced on Saturday that it will be cutting seven minutes from “Avengers: Infinity War,” and the film’s co-director Joe Russo is “taken aback.”
The chairman of the censorship board, Ahmad Yani Basuki, has confirmed that he signed off on the cuts although he hasn’t seen the film himself. He explained that since the film has their equivalent of a PG-13 rating, it must abide by guidelines concerning violent content that can be seen by underage audiences.
The Marvel movie has now been cut down to 149 minutes instead of the original 156 minute run time.
Russo was asked about the censorship at a press conference for the film last weekend. He was not aware that some countries were considering removing portions of the film.
“I can’t image what seven minutes they would want to cut out of the movie,” Russo said. “It’s the first we’re hearing of it so we’re a little taken aback, but yes, of course as an artist you don’t want anybody censoring anything or taking anything out of the film. This is a PG-13 movie, it’s not like it’s some radical piece of content so I’m a little shocked.”
“Avengers: Infinity War” will hit theatres in Indonesia on April 25, two days earlier than most countries worldwide. The film’s original May 4 release in the U.S. was moved up a week to reduce the chance of spoilers.
Source: The Wrap
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