Chloe Zhao, director of the critically acclaimed The Rider, has accepted a paycheck gig to direct The Eternals, a Marvel film based on a 1970s Jack Kirkby comic. The screenplay is by Matthew and Ryan Firpo; Kevin Feige is producing. Zhao is the second female to helm a Marvel movie after Captain Marvel‘s Anna Boden, who is co-directing with Ryan Fleck. Cathy Yan is the first Asian-American woman to direct a superhero movie with Warner Bros./DC’s Birds of Prey.

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