The last twelve months have been huge for the Marvel Cinematic Universe.


2021 saw the release of multiple Marvel series on Disney Plus in the form WandaVision, The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, Loki season 1, What If...?, and, most recently, Hawkeye.

Additionally, cinemas also saw the release of the films Black Widow, Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, Eternals and Spider-Man: No Way Home.

Now, Eternals follows in the footsteps of Shang-Chi, which is already available to watch on Disney Plus, through its release on the same streaming service.

The epic centuries-spanning film introduces us to a group of immortal superheroes who carry a mighty purpose for their god-like masters the Celestials.

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The Eternals cast includes the likes of Gemma Chan, Richard Madden, Salma Hayek, Angelina Jolie and many more.

So, when is Eternals available to watch on Disney Plus?

Read on for the latest Eternals streaming information, while if you are keen to watch all of the Marvel movies in order then do see our page here.

Eternals release date and time on Disney Plus

Eternals will be available on the platform from Wednesday 12th January 2022 at 8am BST.

This means there's roughly the same gap between the cinema release and Disney Plus release as there was for the previous MCU film Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, with roughly two months passing between its theatrical and streaming debuts.

What is Eternals about?

Arishem in Eternals
Arishem in Eternals Marvel Studios

Based on Jack Kirby’s Marvel Comics series, Eternals centres on an immortal human species sent to Earth to protect humans from the Deviants, a monstrous race of near-immortal who have been genetically enhanced by the Celestials.

Prior to the film’s release, the only direct connection to Eternals in the MCU has been the name-dropping of Thanos’ father in Avengers: Infinity War.

Eternals was written by Ryan Firpo and Matthew K. Firpo, with Chloé Zhao (The Rider, Nomadland) directing.

Who stars in Eternals?

Kit Harington and Gemma Chan star in Marvel's Eternals
Kit Harington and Gemma Chan star in Marvel's Eternals Disney/YouTube

Gemma Chan plays the empathetic Eternal known as Sersi who loves to be close to humanity, while Richard Madden portrays the powerful warrior Eternal known as Ikaris who is Sersi's long-time love that she separated from decades ago.

Lia McHugh plays the character Sprite, Sersi's best friend and eternally youthful-looking Eternal.

Brian Tyree Henry portrays Phastos, a hyper-intelligent Eternal who is the first openly gay superhero in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Phastos' marriage to husband Ben (Haaz Sleiman) marks the first time a Marvel Studios film has showcased a same-sex couple.

The Walking Dead actress Lauren Ridloff plays the speedster Eternal named Makkari and is the first deaf superhero in the MCU.

(L-R): Gilgamesh (Don Lee), Thena (Angelina Jolie), Ikaris (Richard Madden), Ajak (Salma Hayek), Sersi (Gemma Chan), and Sprite (Lia McHugh) in Marvel Studios' ETERNALS. Photo courtesy of Marvel Studios. ©Marvel Studios 2021. All Rights Reserved.

Irish actor Barry Keoghan portrays the aloof Eternal known as Druig, while Don Lee plays the strong Eternal known as Gilgamesh.

Meanwhile, Salma Hayek (The Hitman's Bodyguard, House of Gucci) plays the role of the Eternals' maternal leader, Ajak.

Game of Thrones star Kit Harington stars as Dane Whitman, a human professor at the British National History museum who is the current boyfriend of Sersi.

Finally, Oscar-winner Angelina Jolie plays Thena in Eternals, an elite and powerful warrior who can form a golden spear by manipulating cosmic energy.

The rest of the cast including one major spoiler character is available on our full cast profile page.

Marvel’s Eternals was released in cinemas on 5th November 2021. You can watch most of the MCU movies now on Disney+ – sign up now for £7.99 per month or £79.90 for a full year.


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