According to a report from Variety, insiders at Disney say that Eternals will be exclusive to theaters when it first comes out on Nov. 5, 2021. But we also know, thanks to Disney CEO Bob Chapek, that Shang-Chi will drop on Disney Plus on Oct. 18, 2021. This is 45 days after its release in theaters, and Eternals could get the same treatment. As it turns out, Eternals‘ fate was largely dependent on Shang-Chi’s box office numbers.
According to Vulture, Marvel was waiting to see how Shang-Chi would do in theaters before deciding on what to do with Eternals. And because the movie starring Simu Liu has done so well, they may also give this upcoming film a 45-day waiting period between its theatrical release and the Disney Plus drop. For now, there’s no confirmed date for when audiences can expect to stream the movie at home.