‘Avengers,’ ‘Avatar’ Tipped to Join China’s Coronavirus Recovery Re-Release Lineup

All four of the Disney-owned “Avengers” movies and James Cameron’s “Avatar” are being lined up for re-release in China when cinemas begin to re-open after the coronavirus outbreak dies down.China Film Group, the state-owned giant that controls distribution of all revenue-sharing Hollywood movies, and also dominates physical distribution in the Middle Kingdom, last week contacted exhibitors with a list of 11 titles that it wants to re-release.

It said it would add to the list in the following days.That list now appears to include a phased release of Marvel’s four “Avengers” movies, with outings starting Thursday.

Pixar animation hit “Coco” may also resurface imminently, said 1905.com, the website of state-owned broadcaster China Movie Channel.

They will be allowed to play until May or June.Contacted by Variety, sources close to Disney in Asia said the studio is not involved in the re-releases, and that these are matters decided on by China Film.

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