In just over a month comes the third film belonging to phase 4 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and it is one of the most anticipated films by connoisseurs of comics. Eternals has many things to tell, especially because of the number of leading characters it has. In meetings as big of superheroes as The Avengers – 92%, it was not necessary to dedicate so much time to each one, since most had already had their previous presentation.
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Now, each of the Eternals are new faces within the MCU, although in reality they have always been there. In addition to the presentation of each character, many things will also have to be explained, such as what their objectives are on Earth, why they have decided to protect humanity and, above all, where they were during Thanos’ snap in Avengers: Infinity War – 79%. Maybe this film has a more independent air, but even so, everything that happens with them would have an impact on the other stories.
In addition, with the heavy load that names like Salma Hayek, Angelina Jolie, Kit Harington or Richard Madden mean, these should be used 100%. But will there be enough time to develop all this and also become an epic superhero film full of action, battles and adventures? Everything will depend on the priorities that the director has taken and how she has organized everything, but apparently the execution time has been revealed and will exceed Infinity war of the Russo brothers.
According to a recent report from The Direct, a movie distributor newsletter called Kino Metro revealed that the film directed by Chloé Zhao will have a total length of 156 minutes, or two hours 36 minutes. Of course this is far from the three hours of Avengers: Endgame – 95%, but that only has to be seen as an epic closure for phase 3. So far, this execution time is above two hours and 29 minutes of Avengers: Infinity War and the two hours and 27 minutes of Captain America: Civil War – 90%.
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So far Marvel Studios has not made an official announcement about the duration of the film, but the chances that this is the correct one are high, as the same bulletin announced the correct screening time for Halloween Kills – 67% and The Last Duel. – 69% before becoming official. Last month there was also talk about the possible duration of Spider-Man: Without a Road Home, which will have an exact two and a half hours of projection according to the ticket sales platform of the Cineworld cinema chain in the United Kingdom.
On the other hand, another piece of news that gave something to talk about about Eternals It is its classification, because in Russia they placed it as PG-13 or adult film for the expected scenes of action and violence, but also for having brief sexuality content. Finally, thanks to the reception that Shang-Chi had and the legend of the ten rings – 95% with its exclusive theatrical release, 45 days before being released on Disney Plus, Eternals It will also be released exclusively in theaters.
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The film is expected to gain a significant reception on its opening weekend, making a significant impact on its worldwide box office. However, due to the director’s conflicts with her native China, where she has already been persona non grata after statements against her government, it is possible that the film will not be released in those movie theaters, which will be a low blow as it is one of the most influential countries in world grossing, especially for Marvel Studios productions.