Indonesian Censorship of AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR 'Shocks' JOE RUSSO

Avengers: Infinity War
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The Indonesian film board has censored seven minutes from Avengers: Infinity War to bring the film into accordance with its rating standards, according to the Jakarta Times.

No details were provided about the nature of the cuts, though the Jakarta Times reports that the film's runtime is 156 minutes, with the removed scenes bringing the film's runtime down to 149 minutes in Indonesia.

"I have not seen it yet, but it is my signature indeed, I don't know exactly what was revised to this movie. But in general, there's not too many films that are revised," Jakartan censorship board chairman Ahmad Yani Basuki told Kompas, going on to explain that the film carries Jakarta's equivalent to a PG-13 rating, potentially necessitating cuts to some of the film's violent images.

Co-director Joe Russo responded to the news, saying he was "shocked" by the censorship.

“I can’t image what seven minutes they would want to cut out of the movie,” Russo said at a press conference for the film. “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.”

Avengers: Infinity War is due out in theaters April 27.

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