Director Chloé Zhao Confirms She Is Also A Writer On ‘Eternals’

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Eternals director Chloe Zhao recently shared that she also had a hand in the upcoming Marvel Studios film’s screenplay.

Some of Phase 4’s biggest mysteries partially lie with Marvel Studios’ new franchises. Eternals is one of them and was originally going to hit theaters back in November, but the film has now been delayed a year. Not much is known or has been seen from the upcoming film, but it could be one of Marvel Studios’ most ambitious projects yet with Chloe Zhao at the helm.

Chloe Zhao is already a critically acclaimed independent filmmaker after her work on The Rider and is also earning praise for her latest, Nomadland. Eternals will be Zhao’s first venture into big-budget filmmaking and she revealed during an interview with Margaret Gardiner that she will also receive writing credit on the picture:

“I am the writer on the Eternals, the credits just aren’t updated yet. I don’t know what it would be like if I don’t write the films [I direct]… In the writing process is where I bring in my sensibility, that’s a huge part of it. I’m creating situations that will allow certain cinematic language to come in that I’ve learned on my last three films.”

Have you seen Chloe Zhao’s other films? If so, do they make you more excited for Eternals? Let us know in the comments section below!

Plot details for Eternals are being kept under lock and key, but the story reportedly features a love story between Gemma Chan’s Sersi and Kit Harington’s Dane Whitman, a.k.a. the Black Knight. Here’s the official synopsis for the movie:

Marvel Studios’ The Eternals features an exciting new team of Super Heroes in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, ancient aliens who have been living on Earth in secret for thousands of years. Following the events of Avengers: Endgame, an unexpected tragedy forces them out of the shadows to reunite against mankind’s most ancient enemy, The Deviants.

Chloe Zhao is directing the Marvel Studios project from a script written by Matthew and Ryan Firpo. The cast of Eternals includes Gemma Chan as Sersi, Kit Harington as Dane Whitman, Richard Madden as Ikaris, Kumail Nanjiani as Kingo, Lauren Ridloff as Makkari, Brian Tyree Henry as Phastos, Salma Hayek as Ajak, Lia McHugh as Sprite, Don Lee as Gilgamesh, Angelina Jolie as Thena, and Barry Keoghan as Druig.

Marvel’s Eternals is set to hit theaters on November 5, 2021. Stay tuned for the latest news on the future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe and subscribe to our YouTube channel for more video content in the future!

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Ryden Scarnato

Ryden Scarnato

Ryden's affection for all things DC, Marvel, and Star Wars has led him to entertainment journalism at Heroic Hollywood as a News Editor.