With Marvel Studios and Disney currently working on an Eternals movie, now comes word on who’ll be directing that effort.
Via The Hollywood Reporter, The Rider and Songs My Brothers Taught Me’s Chloe Zhao is believed to have landed the gig after impressing the powers-that-be during their search for a Black Widow director. That Widow job would go to Cate Shortland, but Zhao clearly made quite the impression.
From an official standpoint, there’s been nothing announced on this from Marvel or Disney at this stage.
Created by the iconic Jack Kirby back in 1976, the Eternals comic book title was based around a race of age-old humans created by the alien Celestials with the plan being for these humans to serve as Earth’s protectors against the nefarious Deviants. The big-screen Eternals will reportedly be based around the Sersi character who is an energy-manipulating being who is pretty much immortal.
Expect more on Eternals as it continues to develop as the MCU progresses further and further through the stars.