Marvel’s The Eternals Nabs The Rider’s Chloé Zhao as Director

Based on the characters created by Jack Kirby

Marvel's 'The Eternals' Nabs 'The Rider's Chloé Zhao as Director

Marvel’s The Eternals has brought on Chloé Zhao as a director, according to Variety. Zhao is known for directing The Rider, as well as Songs My Brother Taught Me. Matthew and Ryan Firpo will write the script and Marvel president Kevin Feige is set to produce the film.

The Rider premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and was nominated for an Indie Spirit award.

The Eternals characters were created by Jack Kirby. They first appeared in The Eternals #1 (July 1976). The Eternals were created by the Celestials, who did experiments on human beings millions of years ago. They also created the Deviants, who, as the name suggests, are the villains of the story. The Eternals and the Deviants have battled each other throughout history. The Eternals can breed with humans and are like them in appearance.

Marvel recently released a brand new trailer for their upcoming film Captain Marvel, starring Brie Larson, Samuel L. Jackson, Ben Mendelsohn, Djimon Hounsou, Lee Pace, Lashana Lynch and Gemma Chan, which will hit theaters on March 8, 2019. The Eternals will be part of Marvel’s Phase 4, which will begin after the events of the upcoming Avengers: Infinity War sequel. That film will be released on May 3, 2019. Captain Marvel will appear in that film. Captain Marvel is a prequel and is set in the 1990s. She was referenced by her symbol on a pager in the after-credits scene in Avengers: Infinity War.

Are you guys excited for The Eternals? What do you think of the choice of director? Let us know your thoughts in the comments.

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