Skip to content
#Open journalism No news is bad news

Your contributions will help us continue to deliver the stories that are important to you

Support The Journal
Image: Sophie Mutevelian

Battle for the fate of humanity: Marvel Studios' Eternals is now streaming on Disney+

A new era of superheroes arrives in one of the biggest movies of the last year, now available to all Disney+ subscribers.
Jan 11th 2022, 9:18 AM 11,408 6

Source: Disney Ireland/YouTube

HUMANITY IN PERIL. A group of heroes from beyond the stars. A do-or-die mission to protect the planet from malevolent forces outside our understanding.

Eternals, the latest chapter in the unfolding Marvel Cinematic Universe, was one of the biggest releases of 2021. It’s now available to stream for all Disney+ subscribers.

Directed by Chloe Zhao – who claimed multiple Academy Awards including Best Picture and Best Director for 2021′s Nomadland – the movie has a diverse cast of stars including Angelina Jolie, Salma Hayek, Gemma Chan, Richard Madden, Kit Harington, and Ireland’s own Barry Keoghan. (There’s also an end-credits cameo from a certain very famous pop star – watch this space.)

Makkari (Lauren Ridloff) and Druig (Barry Keoghan) in Eternals Source: Sophie Mutevelian

It tells the story of the Eternals, a collective of extraterrestrial beings tasked with protecting the Earth since the dawn of mankind.

Believing their task complete, the Eternals disbanded hundreds of years ago – but the re-emergence of monstrous creatures called the Deviants, thought lost to history, forces them to reunite and defend humanity once again.

Gilgamesh (Don Lee) and Thena (Angelina Jolie) in Eternals Source: Marvel Studios

Eternals marks a new mythology in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and the introduction of a groundbreaking group of superheroes. We meet the first openly gay superhero in a major Hollywood franchise, Phastos, played by Brian Tyree Henry, and the first Deaf superhero in Lauren Ridloff’s Makkari.

Source: Marvel Studios

Critics have hailed the movie’s beautiful visuals. “The production’s graphics are striking… the physical locations are spectacular” wrote the Wall Street Journal. “Visually stunning and impeccably acted”, said IGN

And of course, there’s that cameo at the end – suggesting that this is only the beginning for the Eternals. 

Eternals is now streaming to all Disney+ subscribers. You can watch the movie or sign up at


This is YOUR comments community. Stay civil, stay constructive, stay on topic. Please familiarise yourself with our comments policy here before taking part.
write a comment

    Leave a comment

    cancel reply
    Back to top