It has been revealed that Chloé Zhao, helmswoman of The Rider, is attached to direct Marvel’s The Eternals.

Deadline has confirmed that Zhao will helm the feature, from a screenplay by Matthew and Ryan Firpo. Kevin Feige will produce the film, centred around the godlike superpowered beings, The Celestials and their villainous adversaries, The Deviants in a war that takes place millions of years ago.

The Eternals comic series debuted in July 1976, from the mind of Marvel legend, Jack Kirby.

Choosing Zhao to take on a big Marvel feature like this further proves Feige’s inclination to pair outstanding independent filmmakers with comic book properties which are closely aligned with their proven storytelling talents. Zhao will also be second female director on a Marvel project, following Anna Boden, who has co-directed Captain Marvel with Ryan Fleck.

More on The Eternals when we have it.

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