Is The Northman streaming online or in theaters?

Renowned for his psychologically demented and historically accurate horror films “The Lighthouse” (2019) and “The Witch” (2019), writer-director Robert Eggers brings his talents to big-budget cinema with “The Northman.” Glory and gore go hand in hand in this epic Viking film about a young prince whose sole purpose is to avenge his father after the tragedy that befell the family. Capturing the brutality of 10th century life in great detail, “The Northman” follows Prince Amleth through Iceland, Eastern Europe and a few islands in the North Atlantic as he pursues his fatal quest.

The film boasts a star-studded cast led by Alexander Skarsgård as Amleth. He is joined by Anya Taylor-Joy, Ethan Hawke, Nicole Kidman, Claes Bang, Willem Dafoe and Björk in his first feature film role in over two decades.

With plenty of blood, guts and gore, “The Northman” is not for the faint of heart – or stomach. If this sounds like your jam, here’s everything you need to know to watch it.

When was ‘The Northman’ released?

“The Northman” premiered Friday, April 22 in the US and UK. The film is distributed in the United States by Focus Features and internationally by Universal Pictures.

Is “The Northman” playing in theaters or streaming?

“The Northman” was released exclusively in theaters on April 22. You can find local timetables here.

As of May 13, the film is now available to rent or buy on demand from retailers including Apple, Amazon and Movies Anywhere.

Since Focus Features is owned by Universal Pictures, you can probably expect to see “The Northman” appear on Universal’s streaming service, Peacock, at some point after the theater window closes.

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Who is in the cast of “The Northman”?

  • Alexander Skarsgård as Prince Amleth, son of King Aurvandil and Queen Gudrún. After his uncle Fjölnir murders his father and takes his mother as his wife, Amleth flees to Slavic territory and spends years plundering villages before embarking on his crusade for revenge.
  • Ethan Hawke as King Aurvandil, ruler of a flourishing kingdom near the modern Orkney Islands
  • Nicole Kidman as Queen Gudrún, husband of King Aurvandil and mother of Prince Amleth
  • Oscar Novak as 10-year-old Amleth, who escapes the island after witnessing his uncle murder his father
  • Claes Bang as Fjölnir, who betrays his brother King Aurvandil
  • Anya Taylor-Joy as Olga of the Birch Forest, a Slavic woman enslaved to divine powers
  • Willem Dafoe as Heimir the Fool, a court jester of the Kingdom of Aurvandil
  • Björk as a seer whom Amleth meets as a grown man
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Where are the other Robert Eggers films shown?

  • “The Lighthouse” (2019) – Streaming on fuboTV, Apple TV, Showtime, DIRECTV and Spectrum on Demand and Kanopy. Also available for purchase and rental on Amazon, Vudu, Apple TV, Google Play, YouTube, Redbox, DIRECTV and Microsoft
  • ‘The Witch’ (2015) – Streaming on Hulu, fuboTV, Sling TV, The Roku Channel, Amazon Prime Video and Showtime. Available to buy or rent on Vudu, Apple TV, YouTube TV, YouTube, Google Play, Microsoft, Redbox and DIRECTV
  • “Brothers” (2015) – Free streaming on Vimeo and Youtube
  • “Hansel & Gretel” (2007) – Free Stream on YouTube

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