Disney+ Adds ‘Eternals’ into the MCU Timeline
The most recent release on the Disney exclusive streaming service has just brought the greater perspective into view as Disney+ adds Eternals into the Marvel Cinematic Universe timeline.
What is among the most ambitious projects for Marvel Studios, and one of the most important for the understanding of the greater MCU, is the film most recently released to Disney+, Eternals.
Chronicling the very origin of Earth and the Universe, Eternals gives fans the backstory to it all, showing the Celestials and their journey of bringing life into existence.
The film was clearly vital in its exposition on these origins, but was also difficult to understand in terms of where exactly it takes place on the MCU timeline.
It appears as though we now have an answer to that question as Disney+ adds Eternals into the MCU timeline.
The streaming service has an option available to subscribers that displays every MCU project in order of when it takes place within the conical timeline, giving more context into the greater development of the MCU as a whole.
Subscribers who enacted this option would note that Eternals takes place after Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, and before Hawkeye, which stands in accordance with the release order of the three projects.
Eternals, canonically, is the 27th installment of the timeline, although it is important to note that Disney+ does not have the rights to stream 2008’s The Incredible Hulk, nor the Sony collaborated Spider-Man films, so they do not appear in the displayed order.
What is interesting bout Eternals is that its canonical placement on the timeline isn’t affected the story’s timeline in the film, which spanned centuries of existence on Earth.
The moving narrative gave fans a look at the conflicts that drove the Eternals to separate and attempt to find peace in a world they have the power to save, but the duty to allow its self-actualization.
With a sequel likely, it will be interesting to see just where the story of the remaining Eternals goes, and what that means for the continued development of the MCU.