The Ryan Reynolds anti-superhero movie has been denied permission to screen in the world’s second-largest movie market.

Anticipation is high for the ‘anti-superhero’ movie Deadpool — However, China’s censors have taken a far less enthusiastic view of the film.

According to local media, Deadpool, which was produced by 20th Century Fox and based on the Marvel comic book character, has been denied permission to screen in China due to its violence, nudity and graphic language.

A source close to the decision at China Film Group tells THR that the reports are indeed accurate.

Directed by Tim Miller and starring Ryan Reynolds as the most foul-mouthed and self-aware superhero — or, anti-hero — in the Marvel catalogue, Deadpool hits the big screen next month in the UK.