Disney+ Adds Eternals to Updated MCU Timeline

The release of Eternals on Disney + confirms when the film takes place in the Marvel Cinematic Universe timeline.

The release of Eternals on Disney + confirms when the film takes place in the Marvel Cinematic Universe timeline.

On Disney +, there is an option to view all available MCU projects in chronological order. In this list, Eternals takes place after Shang-Chi and the legend of the ten rings and before Hawk Eye, which is the order of release of these titles. That makes Eternals the 27th project in total in the schedule, although it should be noted that the years 2008 The Incredible Hulk and the three MCU Spider-Man movies are not available on the streaming service.

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Eternals follows the titular group of powerful aliens, who were sent to Earth by the Celestials to stop the Deviants. Parts of Eternals take place before most other events on the MCU timeline, but the majority of the action takes place after 2018 Avengers: Endgame. As a result of Thanos’ Blip reversal, the Eternals are forced to come together in order to stop once against the Deviants and prevent an event known as “Emergence.” Due to the five-year time jump End of Game, Eternals takes place towards the end of 2023.

Release on November 5, 2021, Eternals won $ 401.8 million at the global box office against a budget of $ 200 million. While that’s low for an MCU movie, Eternals released during the COVID-19 pandemic, which made people reluctant to return to screenings in person. Additionally, the project has not been released in China, which is one of the biggest markets for films.

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While Eternals Played respectably at the box office, the film fared much worse with critics. At the time of writing, Eternals holds 47 percent on Rotten Tomatoes among critics. That score makes Eternals the first MCU movie to hold the “Rotten” accolade on the review aggregator. Yet the audience score for Eternals is much higher on Rotten Tomatoes and currently sits at 78%.

It is not known at the present time whether Eternals will receive a sequel. However, Gemma Chan, who played Sersi in the film, has indicated that her character will indeed return at some point in the future.

Directed by Chloé Zhao from a screenplay by herself, Patrick Burleigh, Ryan Firpo and Kaz Firpo, Eternals is available now on Disney +. The film will receive a home press release on February 15.

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Source: Disney +, via The Direct

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