ETERNALS Director Chloé Zhao Reportedly In Final Talks To Helm Kevin Feige's STAR WARS Movie

ETERNALS Director Chloé Zhao Reportedly In Final Talks To Helm Kevin Feige's STAR WARS Movie

Eternals opened to solid numbers this past weekend, so perhaps we shouldn't be surprised Marvel Studios boss Kevin Feige has reportedly chosen Oscar-winning director Chloé Zhao to helm his Star Wars movie.

While Eternals didn't strike a chord with some critics, fans appear to be loving the latest Marvel Studios (despite a "B" CinemaScore, it has an 80% Audience Score on Rotten Tomatoes). The movie's opening weekend was not to be sniffed at, either, and after her Oscar win for Nomadland, director Chloé Zhao is bound to be one of the most highly sought-after filmmakers in Hollywood.

Zhao has expressed interest in returning for an Eternals sequel, but also used the movie's press tour to make her interest in Star Wars known. Now, it's being reported that Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige has tapped the director to take the helm of the Star Wars movie he's developing for Lucasfilm.

According to One Take News (and a number of other reliable sources, including Jordan Maison), Zhao is in final talks to direct that mystery project. Some claim discussions are at an early stage, while others believe it's a done deal; either way, it sounds like she's been Feige's top pick from the start. 

It's definitely exciting to think about what the Eternals helmer could bring to a Galaxy Far, Far Away, and a few bad reviews clearly haven't dampened Feige's excitement to continue working with Zhao. We've heard nothing about the plot of this big screen Star Wars adventure, though Loki Head Writer Michael Waldron has been working on the screenplay for a while.

Given Feige's passion for the franchise, we'd be shocked if he doesn't look to build on the world he loves so much, but there's still a chance this could tie into those long-rumoured High Republic plans. Those reports received something of a tepid response from fans after the novels and comic books were released, so we'll see. 

If this is true, don't be surprised if an official announcement follows in the next few weeks. 

DISCLAIMER: Comic Book Movie is protected under the DMCA (Digital Millenium Copyright Act) and... [MORE]
Related Headlines
Mark Hamill Pays Tribute To Fellow STAR WARS Icon Carrie Fisher On The Fifth Anniversary Of Her Death

Mark Hamill Pays Tribute To Fellow STAR WARS Icon Carrie Fisher On The Fifth Anniversary Of Her Death

Carrie Fisher passed away this time five years ago, leaving her legions of fans in mourning - a loss they're still feeling to this day. Now, Mark Hamill has taken to social media to share his tribute...

STAR WARS ECLIPSE Trailer Reveals A Stunning New Action-Adventure Set In The High Republic Era

STAR WARS ECLIPSE Trailer Reveals A Stunning New Action-Adventure Set In The High Republic Era

As The Game Awards get underway, Quantic Dream and Lucasfilm Games have revealed a first look at Star Wars Eclipse, an action-adventure game that puts the destinies of multiple characters in your hands.

CLEOPATRA Taps FALCON AND WINTER SOLDIER Director As Patty Jenkins Shifts Focus To ROGUE SQUADRON

CLEOPATRA Taps FALCON AND WINTER SOLDIER Director As Patty Jenkins Shifts Focus To ROGUE SQUADRON

There have been some big changes to that Cleopatra movie starring Gal Gadot, as Patty Jenkins has handed directing duties over to Kari Skogland in order to focus on Wonder Woman 3 and Rogue Squadron...

LOGAN Director James Mangold Was Never Actually Developing A BOBA FETT Movie For Lucasfilm

LOGAN Director James Mangold Was Never Actually Developing A BOBA FETT Movie For Lucasfilm

Way back in 2018, it was reported that Logan director James Mangold had started actively developing a Boba Fett movie for Lucasfilm. Now, Kathleen Kennedy has finally set the record straight...

STAR WARS: Adam Driver Says He's Not Averse To Reprising The Role Of Kylo Ren

STAR WARS: Adam Driver Says He's "Not Averse" To Reprising The Role Of Kylo Ren

Kathleen Kennedy recently suggested that we may not have seen the last of the Star Wars sequel trilogy's main characters, and Adam Driver has now said he's "not totally against" returning as Kylo Ren.