No ‘Thor: Love and Thunder’ in Malaysian cinemas

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The much-anticipated Marvel Cinematic Universe blockbuster Thor: Love and Thunder will not be screened in Malaysian cinemas.

A social media post from GSC confirmed that Disney has decided to pull the film from a Malaysian release.

TGV cinemas have also confirmed the news in a social media post.

Promotional merchandise for the film, however, will still to be sold at GSC cinemas.

This comes after the film was initially postponed indefinitely from its July 21 release date.

It should be noted that the film contains a scene where Chris Hemsworth, who plays the titular character of Thor, is shown naked from behind with his posterior clearly visible.

Malaysia is not the only country that has an issue with the film. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the movie appears to be languishing in China’s censorship process.

This is reportedly due to brief LGBTQ moments shown in the film, which alludes that the character Valkyrie, played by Tessa Thompson, is bisexual and that another character, Korg, is gay.

This comes soon after another Disney film Lightyear ran afoul with the Malaysian Censorship Board.

The board had approved the film, which contained scenes it said promoted the “LGBT lifestyle”, with some changes and gave it a PG13 rating. However, Disney refused to screen a censored version of the film.