Fantastic Beasts 3 Removes Gay Dialogue for China Release

Warner Bros. Pictures have removed references to a gay relationship in the new Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore movie for the release in China, as per its government’s request. 

Warner Bros. removed six seconds of the 142-minute runtime of the third installment, The Secrets of Dumbledore, which alluded to the romantic past between Albus Dumbledore and Gellert Grindelwald.

“As a studio, we’re committed to safeguarding the integrity of every film we release, and that extends to circumstances that necessitate making nuanced cuts in order to respond sensitively to a variety of in-market factors,” Warner Bros. said.

Warner Bros. said that the ‘spirit of the film remains’.

The rest of the Fantastic Beasts installment remained intact, including an understanding that Dumbledore and Grindelwald share an intimate bond.

Warner Bros. released Fantastic Beasts 3 in China and the UK on April 8, a week ahead of its April 15 launch in the US.

Fantastic Beasts 3 earned around $9.7 million over the first three days from its release in China.

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