WB Won't Show Dark Knight in China

By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Dec 24, 2008 8:16 PM CST
In this image released by Warner Bros., Heath Ledger starring as The Joker, is shown in a scene from "The Dark Knight."    (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – Just because Batman landed in Hong Kong doesn't mean The Dark Knight will. Warner Bros. has decided not to release the film in China in part because of "cultural sensitivities," the studio said. Warner Bros. did not elaborate, but company execs are apparently concerned that the film's scenes in Hong Kong, where Batman nabs a gangster, would offend censors. Bootlegs have been available there for months.