Eternals age rating, UK release date and parents guide

Marvel has proved itself more than capable of introducing little-known comic book characters on the big screen and 2021 looks set to be another big year with the Eternals UK release date coming late in the calendar. With the likes of Guardians Of The Galaxy and Dr Strange, Marvel has opened up a series of new franchises with the potential to run for years with reboots, remakes and sequels as big possibilities in the future and with such a strong history at the box office it looks likely that it’ll do it again with the Eternals.

Unlike Guardians Of the Galaxy, Eternals is set not in a galaxy far far far far far away, but here on Earth, or at least that’s how it is in the comic books and the trailer confirms that it’ll be a similar case with the film too. It is set to introduce the lesser-known group of characters within the same universe as the Avengers, so the question is going to be why were they absent for so many of the planets more recent crisis.

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You can see more on the story synopsis below to find out about the plot and how it might fit into the MCU’s previous installments, as well as its imminent future. Marvel may well have closed a huge chapter in its cinematic universe with Avengers Endgame, but it’s next phase looks pretty exciting, so here’s everything you need to know about it’s next big series, including cast details and the latest news on the UK release date, runtime, age rating and parents guide.

Cast

Disney and Marvel announced the Eternals cast earlier in 2019 at the San Diego Comic-Con, where the main stars took to the stage to launch the hype for the film. Perhaps the biggest name to take to the stage was Angerlina Jolie, who plays Athena, one of the superhuman guardians. The rest of them are made up of Richard Madden as Ikaris, Kumail Nanjiani as Kingo, Lauren Ridloff as Makkari, Brian Tyree Henry as Phastos, Salma Hayek as Ajak, Lia McHugh as Sprite, Don Lee as Gilgamesh, Barry Keoghan (The Batman) as Druig and Gemma Chan as Sersi. 

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Kit Harrington has also been cast as Dane Whitman/Black Knight, so it’s going to be interesting to see how they portray the troubled character with his blood lust sword.

The Eternals UK release date

The Eternals UK release date has been scheduled for Friday the 5th November 2021, having been delayed a year and a day due to the global pandemic. It’ll be out in cinemas in the USA and Canada on the same date, so you don’t need to worry too much about leaks.

The next big milestone in the build-up to the release is the trailer and we’re now up to two of them, helping to build the hype for the film and attempting to answer the question about why they didn’t help with the whole Thanos thing. They’re both impressive and do a pretty good job of introducing so many new characters to the MCU. Angelina Jolie looks particularly cool with her new blonde hair.

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There are no significant films planned to come out in the UK on the same weekend, so the Marvel Studios adventure looks set to have a fairly clear run for the box office crown. There are bound to be more films scheduled for release in the same week before then, but it will be a surprise if there’s anything huge.

Age rating and parents guide

In addition to its PG-13 certificate in the US, the British Board of Film Classification (BBFC) has announced the Eternals UK age rating to be 12A. It’s in line with all of the other MCU releases with the most recent films like Avengers Endgame, Black Widow, Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings and Ant-Man And The Wasp all having an age rating of either 12 or 12A.

Moderate violence and threat are the biggest parents guide notes to consider with it being such a big action oriented film release. There are plenty of monsters in the mix with all of the different types of deviants you can see in the trailers and these will be the main threat for the team to face.

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Runtime

The Eternals runtime has also been confirmed and it’s going to be one of Marvels longest releases, clocking in at 2 hours and 37 minutes. It may not be up there with Avengers: Endgame, but two hours and twenty minutes is still a pretty long film.

Story synopsis

There’s a fairly convoluted back story to the comic book interpretation of the Eternals, so the film is going to need to cover this off, which will only add to the runtime. The group is one of two created by The Celestials – powerful and ancient giants – as a result of genetic experiments performed at the birth of humanity. The other group is the Deviants, which are genetically unstable equivalents with monstrous forms, and the Eternals have been battling them since their inception in a bid to safeguard humanity.

This will essentially be the building blocks of the story synopsis and with so much time and history to cover there’s every possibility that the 2021 film will go on to get a runtime similar the Avengers Endgame release.

You can check out our movie news section to see other big releases that are on the way, or check out the Marvel website to see more on the film at https://www.marvel.com/movies/the-eternals.

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