'Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1' delayed to 2015 in China

China has to wait a little longer to watch "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1" in cinemas. Lionsgate has delayed its release in the big Asian market from November 21 to next year, reported Ace Showbiz.

PTI| Last Updated: Nov 18, 2014, 12:44 PM IST
'Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1' delayed to 2015 in China

Los Angeles: China has to wait a little longer to watch "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1" in cinemas. Lionsgate has delayed its release in the big Asian market from November 21 to next year, reported Ace Showbiz.

No date or reason has been cited yet.

However, it was reported that the first part of the last movie might arrive in Chinese theaters as soon as January. China apparently wants to prioritise its local movies and that "Mockingjay, Part 1" has some violence scenes which have to be censored for Chinese audience.

Lionsgate previously announced that a press tour for the film would take place in Beijing on November 1 but that plan was scrapped.

The cast and crew later turned up at London's Leicester Square for the world premiere and at Los Angeles' Nokia Live Theater for the US premiere.