Marvel’s Eternals streaming release date on Disney Plus has finally come, with the film available to stream late tonight at no added cost to subscribers. But just as post-pandemic life has remained frustratingly out of reach, it’s just as hard to get a grip on where and when Disney releases all its movies now.
Disney Plus was up and running only about four months when the COVID-19 pandemic hit. In the nearly two years since, Disney reenvisioned the service as an outlet to release big, new movies while cinemas were shut down or limping along. But after all of its films premiered in theaters exclusively since August, Disney said Friday that Pixar’s next feature film, Turning Red, will skip theaters to stream exclusively on Disney Plus starting March 11. In countries where Disney Plus isn’t operating (like China, the biggest theatrical movie market in the world), the film is planned for release in cinemas… sometime. Those dates have yet to be announced.