Filmmaker Chloe Zhao, who helmed one of 2018’s most acclaimed films with “The Rider,” has been set to direct “The Eternals” film at Marvel Studios.
Matthew and Ryan Firpo penned the script based on the characters created by Jack Kirby in the mid-1970s. In the Marvel Comics, an alien race called the Celestials visited Earth five million years ago and performed genetic experiments on early forms of life, unlocking the ability for super-powered mutations to exist and creating the Eternals and the Deviants in the process. The two became enemies, and things get stranger from there.
The story of the film is reportedly centered around Sersi, a fourth generation member of the group born during the Hyborean Age who can manipulate cosmic energy to give her virtual immortality, invulnerability and molecular manipulation. Marvel president Kevin Feige will produce.