Infinity War director shocked by the movie's censorship

Louise McCreesh

From Digital Spy

Joe Russo has revealed that he's "shocked" Avengers: Infinity War has been censored in Indonesia.

The director, who helms Infinity War alongside his brother Anthony, was surprised to learn the country's Film Censorship Institute had cut footage from the movie to adhere to its PG-13 rating qualifications ahead of release.

Seven minutes of the final cut have subsequently been removed from the version that will be shown in Indonesian cinemas, meaning the film will be reduced from a 156-minute run time to 149 minutes in the country, and Joe doesn't sound best pleased.

Speaking during a live-streamed event as part of the Singapore leg of the global Avengers: Infinity War multi-city press tour, he expressed how he was "taken aback" by news of the censorship.

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"I can't image what seven minutes they would want to cut out of the movie," he said (via CNA Lifestyle).

"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."

It's hard to say what scenes in the forthcoming movie offended the sensibilities of the Indonesian Film Censorship Institute.

Nevertheless, if it isn't those Scarlet Witch and Vision love scenes, we pre-emptively blame those pesky Guardians.

Avengers: Infinity War is released on April 26 in the UK and April 27 in the US.

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