Spider-Man No Way Home age rating, parents guide and UK release date

Spider-Man No Way Home age rating, parents guide and UK release date

With the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s Phase 4 getting well underway in 2021, the Spider-Man No Way Home UK release date (details below) landed in December to take things to the next level with the introduction of the multiverse. Here’s everything you need to know about the film including the age rating certificate, cast, storyline and runtime to go with the details on when it came out.

We’ll keep the story synopsis to a minimum to leave you with the surprises at the big screen. It picks things up after the events of Spider-Man Far From Home, where Peter was exposed to the world as your friendly neighborhood wall-climber. The name of the film also implied that Spidey is going to find it difficult to get things back to the way he wants them to be and the cast additions were the first indication that the multiverse was going to be integral to the story. Throw in next year’s Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness and you’ve definitely got the beginnings of the story arc.

The arrival of the various trailers gave a lot more of the game away, with the inclusion of Doc Oc and the Green Goblin, which showed off more of how Spider-Man MCU 3 was shaping up. With the release date done and dusted and a good few teasers and trailers already out, the full promo for the film was well underway throughout November and December 2021. We always knew it was going to be tough for Peter with his cover blown and so many enemies in the mix, plus a new girlfriend, but the end result is even better than expected.


The core cast of Tom Holland, Zendaya, Jacob Batalon and Marisa Tomei are back together again in No Way Home as Peter Parker / Spider-Man, his girlfriend MJ, his best friend Ned and his beloved Aunt May. They’ll be joined by Benedict Cumberbatch as Dr. Strange, and both actors have accidentally slipped that Jamie Foxx will play Max Dillon / Electro and Alfred Molina returns as Otto Octavius / Doctor Octopus, along with Willem Defoe as The Green Goblin, Rhys Ifans as Kurt Conners / Lizard and Thomas Haden Church as Flint Marko / Sandman.

We’ll update you with more details about the cast as they’re confirmed.

Spider-Man No Way Home UK release date

As with a lot of films out in cinemas in 2021, there has been some movement for the Spider-Man No Way Home UK release date. It went on to come out on Wednesday the 15th December 2021, having moved from it’s initial slate of the 16th July. Obviously, everything needed to be put back, otherwise June and July would have been even more bunched that it was in the UK with the COVID-19 pandemic.

The new date put it squarely in the mix for the big film release of Christmas 2021 and looking ahead it’ll be a close call for the festive No. 1 spot in Great Britain with The Matrix Resurrections due out on the 22nd. However, it had the box office mostly to itself for it’s opening weekend with nothing else significant arriving on the big screen in the UK.

With the mid winter release, it should then come out on DVD, Blu-ray and digital around April 2022, but you can read more about the various home entertainment formats with the links at the bottom of the page.

You can follow us on Twitter to see more news and updates on upcoming films, and you can see more on the film in the run up to the release with the official Spider-Man movie Twitter page at https://twitter.com/spidermanmovie.

Age rating and parents guide

The British Board of Film Classification (BBFC) officially announced the age rating for Spider-Man No Way Home in the UK with a couple of weeks to go until the release date, giving it a 12A certification. There was already a lot to go on based on the last 2 films with both Homecoming and Far From Home having 12 certificates, so it would have been a big surprise if the third film had been given anything different.

In terms of parents guide notes, you should expect moderate fantasy violence, threat, and language. There are some pretty intense moments in the film with a multi-layered story. It has enough humor to counterbalance this overall, but it’s not quite all fun and game with the Green Goblin. Parents can also check out any of the previous two Spider-Man films to see whether or not the 3rd installment will be okay to view.

The age rating in America has also been officially announced as a PG-13, which is the US equivalent to a UK certification of 12A.

We’ll update you with more details on the film classification as they get confirmed. You can also check out our movie news section to keep tabs on the latest upcoming films, or visit the Sony Pictures website at https://www.sonypictures.com/.


As was the case with the age rating, we didn’t have confirmation of the runtime for Spider-Man No Way Home until we got closer to the release date, but it clocked in at 2 hours and 28 minutes. It’s the longest of the three films in the series, but it never feels slow, which is impressive.

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