When will ‘Eternals’ be released on Disney Plus?

the eternal ones come and they are warm

Director Chloe Zhao’s superhero ensemble film Eternal is on its way to Disney + and I hope a more accessible release will demonstrate to the masses that this is a great Marvel Studios movie. Some critics took issue Eternal, which gives it a lower Rotten Tomatoes score than straight Thor: The Dark World, which is downright absurd. Eternal is compelling, funny, fascinating and has a lot of heart (not to mention a killer cast). If you have not checked it out yet, I hope you will soon.

Eternal started trending on Twitter after Disney +’s Twitter account reminded us that the movie will be available for streaming on January 12, 2022. The plot follows some lesser-known heroes in the Marvel Comics pantheon – The Eternals themselves are a race of ancient aliens with superhuman powers and mysterious origins. They have been on Earth for thousands of years, experienced the whole history of mankind and sometimes played an active role in it. Today, they must confront secrets about who they really are as they battle their ancient enemy, the dissenters, and the looming cosmic consequences.

The all-star lineup that Zhao has put together is more than impressive, with people like Salma Hayek (Ajak), Angelina Jolie (Thena), Gemma Chan (Sersi), Richard Madden (Ikaris), Lauren Ridloff (Makkari), Barry Keoghan (Druig), Kumail Nanjiani (Kingo), Kit Harrington (Black Knight), Lia McHugh (Sprite) and Don Lee (Gilgamesh). It’s remarkable that Brian Tyree Henry plays the eternal technology genius, Phastos, who is Marvel’s first overtly LGBTQ + superhero on screen to appear in a relationship. He and his loving husband Ben (Haaz Sleiman) share a kiss and they have a wonderful young son together.

Eternal may not have captured any critic, but I think viewers will find much to enjoy in this far-reaching, history-exciting superhero epic. And I’m not the only one. Summerrnals fans have kept the film trending as they share their enthusiasm for the film’s upcoming move to Disney + and their intention to defend it against critics.

As USA Today notes, Eternal will pop even on your home TV screen:

[Eternals] will be available to watch in IMAX Advanced, which is available on all devices that support Disney +. The feature, available on thirteen of Disney +’s Marvel movies to date, brings the IMAX experience to home viewers by offering an enlarged 1.90: 1 aspect ratio, resulting in an image that fills the entire screen.

And according to The Direct, we can get some significant bonus footage with a Director’s Cut!

Eternal is set to stream on Disney + on January 12, 2022.

(via Marvel.com, photos: Marvel Studios)

Here are some other things we saw today:

  • Instructor Peter Bogdanovich (Paper Moon) died at the age of 82. (via The Guardian)
  • Warner Bros. wants to sell The CW Network! What a dramatic twist! (via Vulture)
  • Amazon’s Alexa will be aboard NASA’s next mission to the moon, and I’m sure it’s going to go well and that Alexa has never met or is close personal friends with HAL 9000. (via CNN)
  • The Ukrainian Minister of Culture has some notes on how Petra is depicted in Emily and Paris. (via The Washington Post)

We always have time for this classic:

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