It looks like the upcoming Marvel film The Eternals has found its director in Chloé Zhao.
This news comes from Variety, which reports that Zhao’s meeting with executives at Marvel impressed them so much that they acted quickly to book her as director before she became tied up in other films. Zhao is known for directing The Rider, a critically acclaimed western drama that won the Art Cinema Award at the Cannes Film Festival and was nominated for four Spirit Awards.
Reports show that cousins Matthew and Ryan Firpo are writing the script and Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige is on board to produce. Created by Jack Kirby, The Eternals are an ancient race created by the cosmic Celestials who performed genetic experiments on early humans, effectively creating the first super-humans. This also created evil counterparts known as Deviants.