Kevin Feige Calls Chloe Zhao’s ‘Eternals’ Pitch ‘The Best He’d Ever Heard’

Kevin Feige had some kind words for the Eternals director!

Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige recently called director Chloe Zhao’s Eternals pitch “the best he’d ever heard.”

Phase Four is full of intriguing projects, and one of the most interesting is Eternals for several reasons. Not only is Marvel Studios taking a chance on another property unknown to many fans, but the film will also be helmed by Chloe Zhao, who is getting a ton of Oscar buzz for Nomadland.

Rolling Stone recently did a feature on Chloe Zhao, and in it, Kevin Feige talked about working with the up-and-coming filmmaker. Feige called Zhao’s pitch for Eternals “the best he’d ever heard” and praised the director for how she was able to handle the ambitious Marvel project:

“Not only does Chloe make remarkable, small, personal movies in a remarkable, small, personal way, but she thinks in grand, cosmic, gigantic terms, which fit perfectly with what we wanted to do. Eternals is a very big, sweeping, multimillennial-spanning story. And she just got it.”

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Here’s the official synopsis for Marvel Studios’ Eternals:

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!

Source: Rolling Stone

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.