Chloe Zhao Set To Direct ‘The Eternals’ For Marvel Studios

Marvel The Eternals

Marvel’s next franchise hopeful has found its director, as Chloe Zhao has signed to helm The Eternals.

The Hollywood Reporter broke the news, revealing that Zhao is set to direct the Marvel project from a script by Matthew and Ryan Firpo, the writers behind Ruin, which topped the 2017 Black List. Though plot details are being kept under wraps, THR did have the following bit about the story:

“One aspect to the story involves the love story between Ikaris, a man fueled by cosmic energy, and Sersi, who relishes moving amongst humans.”

Jack Kirby created the title in 1976. In the comics, the Eternals are a fictional evolutionary offshoot of humanity who possess superpowers and longer lifespans than normal humans. Created by the Celestials over a million years ago, the superpowered beings were the result of genetic experiments that led to the creation of two divergent races: The Eternals and The Deviants.

Often defending Earth from their monstrous counterparts, the Eternals became embroiled in a civil war amongst themselves over whether or not they should conquer the other races. One faction was led by Kronos and the other by his warlike brother named Uranos, with Kronos’ side ultimately winning the conflict while Uranos and his followers were exiled.

Keep an eye on Heroic Hollywood as more details on this project come out.

Source: THR

Michael Bezanidis

Michael Bezanidis

Michael is the Managing Editor of Heroic Hollywood. When he's not playing video games, he's usually writing about film and television.

  • Peter James

    You also should have mentioned that Thanos is the child of two Eternals.

    Which I guess would make him an Eternal as well, and which would also explain why and how he’s able to hold the Infinity stones with his bare hands.
    The only other person who’s done that in the MCU obviously was Peter Quill (StarLord) thanks to his Celestial heritage.
    Fun Fact:
    If Quill didn’t kill his father in Guardians 2, then there’s the possiblity he may have been powerful enough to defeat Thanos on his own.

    • Ruben C Barron

      This site has continually glossed over the fact that Thanos is the son of eternals and the face that he has the deviant gene that causes his appearance. I don’t think anyone has done any research beyond the actually infinity gauntlet books.