Disney+ confirms launch of new Marvel movie ‘Eternals’ on January 12, 2022

Marvel Studios’ new movie Eternals (2021) was released in theaters earlier this month, but has already received a release date on Disney+. The streaming service has informed Streaming Guider’s editors that the superhero movie will be available worldwide on Disney’s video on demand platform starting January 12, 2022.

➝ This announcement first appeared in Dutch on Streamwijzer.nl, the largest website about streaming in the Netherlands ✅

Superhero movie ‘Eternals’ (film, 2021) will launch at Disney+ on January 12, 2022

The very first new title on Disney+ in January 2022 has been announced and it’s a big one: Eternals! The Marvel film is making quite a splash with the first openly gay character and the first sex scene. In addition, the leads are played by an amazing cast including Angelina Jolie and Richard Madden.

Disney+ has confirmed to Streaming Guider’s editors that there is already a date in the calendar for the release of the superhero film. Starting Wednesday, January 12, 2022, Eternals will be available in all countries where the streaming service operates. That’s approximately 70 days after the theatrical release, a comparable gap as for the launch of Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings (2021).

The choice to release the movie on a Wednesday is remarkable, as movies usually appear on Disney+ on Fridays and (episodes of) series on Wednesdays. The video on demand platform seems to be experimenting to determine the best weekday for new releases. For example, Black Widow previously appeared on a Wednesday (as of October 6 for all subscribers), Ron’s Gone Wrong will go live on Wednesday December 15 and the streaming service released the premiere episodes of the hit series Dopesick on Disney+ Day (Friday, November 12) in several countries.

Mixed reviews

Viewers and critics seemed to disagree about the quality of Eternals after its theatrical release. On IMDb, the film scored a 6.8 out of (so far) 106,000 votes. That’s fine for an average film, but not very high for a Marvel film. Yet, for example, Captain Marvel (2019 | 6.8), Thor: The Dark World (2013 | 6.8), Black Widow (2021 | 6.7) and The Incredible Hulk (2008 | 6.6) were given equal or lower marks.

At Rotten Tomatoes, Eternals does score the lowest of all Marvel films with 48% out of 359 reviews on the Tomatometer. The audience disagree, as the Audience Score actually constitutes an excellent 80% from over 5,000 votes. So take a quick look at the film as soon as it shows up on Disney+ and let us know what you think about it.

Plot, information and trailer of ‘Eternals’ op Disney+

Marvel Studios’ Eternals follows a group of heroes from beyond the stars who have been protecting Earth since the dawn of man. When monstrous creatures called the Deviants return, while long thought lost mysteriously, the Eternals are forced to reunite to defend humanity once again.

Duration2 hours and 37 minutes
CategoryAction, Adventure, Drama
IMDb6,8 from 106.000 votes
RT Tomatometer48% from 359 reviews
RT Audience Score80% from over 5.000 votes
DirectorChloé Zhao
CastGemma Chan, Richard Madden, Angelina Jolie, Kumail Nanjiani, Lia McHugh, Brian Tyree Henry, Lauren Ridloff, Barry Keoghan, Ma Dong-seok
Marvel Studios’ Eternals | Final Trailer

Plot: Disney+