(Pocket-lint) – It’s been a month since Eternals premiered in theatres. Unfortunately, that window has closed. But if you missed your chance to watch the latest Marvel epic at the cinemas, no worries. Its “PVOD” (premium video on demand) release on Disney+ is mere weeks away.

How to watch Eternals at home

Where to digitally stream: Disney+


Marvel’s Eternals will come to Disney+ on 12 January 2022, according to the official Eternals Twitter account. It’ll be available to stream in the US, UK, and everywhere else Disney’s video subscription service is available. 

Eternals: Everything you need to know

Eternals first premiered in US cinemas on 5 November 2021. It made $157 million domestically and $228 million internationally, for a worldwide total of $385 million. That’s a solid opening during the post-pandemic era. For reference, other recent Marvel movies, such as Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings and Venom: Let There Be Carnage, made $432 million and $483.4 million worldwide, respectively.

Eternals plot and timeline

Eternals shows the earliest glimpse so far at the Marvel Cinematic Universe timeline. The Eternals themselves were created by a Celestial to protect humans from evil beings known as Deviants. The film introduces this complex race of beings – each one of which either share similar abilities or has an ability specific to them, whether that’s super-speed or genius intellect, making them the most powerful people in the MCU.

The main portion of the film takes place in the near present day. Or, specifically, about eight months after the Avengers return everyone who had been snapped. So, around Spider-Man: Far From Home in the MCU’s version of 2024.  

Eternals cast and crew

The film is directed by Chloe Zhao, who won an Academy Award for Nomadland, and stars Angelina Jolie, Selma Hayek, and Richard Madden, among others. There are 10 Eternals, aka superpowered beings, in the film who have been secretly protecting humanity for thousands of years. Here’s a rundown of all the Eternals featured, plus one human who gets involved with them:

  • Sersi (Gemma Chan): Sersi has the power to manipulate non-sentient matter. She works at the Natural History Museum in London.
  • Ikaris (Richard Madden): Ikaris is one of the most powerful members of the Eternals. He can fly and shoot beams out of his eyes. 
  • Ajak (Salma Hayek): Ajak is the leader of the Eternals. She has the power to heal, as well as the ability to speak directly with the Celestials.
  • Thena (Angelina Jolie): Thena is the goddess of war, with the ability to manifest various weapons. 
  • Phastos (Brian Tyree Henry): Phastos is the inventor in the Eternals, who can assemble anything out of any kind of technology.
  • Kingo (Kumail Nanjiani): Kingo is a warrior who can manipulate energy with his hands. He is also a Bollywood star.
  • Druig (Barry Keoghan): Druig has the ability to manipulate other people’s thoughts and is a longtime rival of Ikaris.
  • Makkari (Lauren Ridloff): Makkari has super speed, like DC’s Flash or Marvel’s Quicksilver, and is the MCU’s first deaf superhero.
  • Gilgamesh (Don Lee): Lee (whose Korean name is Ma Dong-seok) uses his fists to fight. He’s the strongest warrior of the group.
  • Sprite (Lia McHugh): Sprite looks like a child and uses illusions to confuse her enemies and allies, much like the trickster god Loki. 
  • Dane Whitman (Kit Harrington): Whitman is a human who works at the Natural History Museum in London alongside Sersi. 

Eternals trailers and teasers

Here’s a selection of official Eternals trailers and inside looks on YouTube:

Marvel Studios’ Eternals | Final Trailer

Marvel Studios’ Eternals | Official Teaser

“Visionary” Featurette | Marvel Studios’ Eternals

“Introducing The Eternals” Featurette | Marvel Studios’ Eternals

“In The Beginning” Featurette | Marvel Studios’ Eternals

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