At the end of 2021, the Hollywood blockbuster "Spider-Man: No Way Home" (Spider-Man: No Way Home) has attracted countless audiences from all over the world lining up to enter the cinema, and can't wait to sit down and watch Marvel's movie in front of the big screen. The latest film in the highly-rated Spider-Man franchise packs well-choreographed action sequences, playful banter between heroes and some of the most iconic villains from previous films—and even Surprising cameos from Marvel's other popular characters, it's literally everything fans could hope for.
The film grossed about $2 billion and was one of the highest-grossing Hollywood blockbusters of all time. The success of the film shows that Spider-Man's allure is enough to lure fans back to movie theaters after the pandemic. However, this does not include Chinese fans, as the film did not pass censorship in China. Although Beijing authorities have been filtering and banner design blocking film and television content for years, many people are puzzled that the new Spider-Man film does not attack Chinese values — in fact, it does not mention China at all. All of this begs the question: what is going on between Hollywood and the Chinese government? Does Beijing have any other considerations besides simply blocking negative coverage of China? Why is China Banning Spider-Man? Some experts made an analysis on this, and first reviewed the history of exchanges between Hollywood and the Chinese market.
The first Hollywood movie in the Chinese market Before 1949, the Chinese film industry under the rule of the Republic of China was small, with domestic films and some from Hollywood in the United States. Only a small fixed fee is paid to Chinese filmmakers for foreign films. But with the establishment of the People's Republic of China under the leadership of Mao Zedong, everything changed. Since 1951, Chinese audiences haven't seen any Hollywood or Hong Kong films. At that time it was not even possible to see films made by Chinese filmmakers themselves. Instead, there are mobile cinemas all over the country.