Marvel’s ‘The Eternals’ Gets ‘The Rider’ Director Chloe Zhao

Marvel’s story of super power near-god beings known as The Celestials and their villainous adversaries the Deviants now has its director to bring to life on the big screen for the film The Eternals.

Chloe Zhao director of the film The Rider, which won the C.I.C.A.E. Award at the Cannes Film Festival. It also premiered in the Directors Fortnight and went on to play Telluride and TIFF last year. She will helm the project with the screenplay from Matthew and Ryan Firpo.

Some backstory on The Eternals, the Celestials (beings similar to Ego the Living Planet as seen in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 played by Kurt Russell) experimented on humans creating both races of immortal spin-offs. The Eternals debuted as a comic in July 1976. Also Thanos ,the Mad Titan who disintegrated half of reality is the son of Eternals Mentor and Sui-San, Thanos carries the Deviants gene, and as such, shares the physical appearance of the Eternals’ cousin race.  So this film may play into being sort of an origin story to Thanos himself.

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