Marvel’s ‘The Eternals’ Will Be Helmed By ‘The Rider’ Director Chloe Zhao

/Film | 9/21/2018 | Hoai-Tran Bui
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Chloe Zhao has been tapped to direct Marvel’s The Eternals.

Zhao, the director of the acclaimed indie Western film The Rider, was initially on the short list to direct Marvel’s Black Widow movie, which ultimately went to Cate Shortland. Now as The Eternals director, Zhao will be helming Marvel’s next potential franchise that could help shepherd the Marvel Cinematic Universe into the cosmic realm.

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Five months after Marvel confirmed the development of a film centered on the title created by Marvel Comics legend Jack Kirby, the studio has tapped Chloe Zhao as The Eternals director, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Zhao will be helming the film penned by Matthew and Ryan Firpo, whose spec script for the post-war drama Ruin topped the 2017 Black List.

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The team will be tackling a story about a race of super-powered beings known as The Eternals, who alongside with their monstrous enemies The Deviants, were created by cosmic beings known as Celestials. We’ve already met some Celestials in the MCU, but The Eternals has the difficult task of introducing a race of genetically-enhanced, basically immortal aliens — possessing all sorts of powers from superhuman strength, flight, teleportation, shooting blasts of heat and energy from their hands, and mind control — and making them compelling characters.

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